Our Team

  Joanne Peters

President and Founder of Smooth Transitions, Central Coast

As a veteran business owner and public speaker Joanne has a passion for serving.  Becoming a senior relocation specialist and senior move manager has evolved into one great service for our seniors in San Luis Obispo County.  Over the past 30 years, Joanne has been serving the housing industry with her knowledge and expertise in real estate and related services. She is the first realtor in the county to combine senor real estate and senior move management as one service.  This huge benefit to provide the seniors of our county the ability to move from one location to another is why Smooth Transitions was born.  We now can offer our valuable Full-Service Packages which provides a great discount for those who want a seamless move.  Our services include downsizing, sorting, organizing, estate dispersal, photo preservation and senior real estate services.  We take the “Overwhelmed and turn it into the Overjoyed!”  Come along, explore our website for services that will help you and your family members.  Meet our qualified team who brings all the pieces together on your behalf.

  Claryce Knupper


With over 35-years in high-profile marketing for the healthcare and banking industries, Claryce’s passion for detail and her willingness to go that extra mile earned her praise and respect from colleagues and customers alike. While marketing may not seem on the surface like it’s connected to being a move manager, Claryce’s project management expertise, attention to detail and drive to finish are what made her successful as a marketing director and are her greatest skills when it comes to organizing.  Claryce passionately believes that you CAN create a new chapter in your life – one step at a time.  Let Claryce organize your downsizing plans to ensure your move is done cost-effectively, on-time, in a very organized manner, and most importantly, as stress-free as possible.

  Kelly Thulin


Kelly fell in love with the Central Coast while attending and graduating from Cal Poly.  She then pursued further education in real estate and earned her California Real Estate license.  Passionate about education, Kelly earned her Master’s degree in teaching from Washington State University.  In recent years, Kelly returned to the place that she loves most, the Central Coast.  As an avid athlete, Kelly cycles 6,000 miles a year through all the byways of the beloved North County. She is a very dedicated Senior Real Estate Specialist at Greg Malik Real Estate Group and is eager to talk with you, listen to your needs, and provide you with exceptional real estate service.