Kitty Whitney, executive director of Sandestin Real Estate, recently announced that Mary Gianelloni and Penny Jackson have joined Sandestin Real Estate as sales specialists.



Gianelloni utilizes her extensive business and leadership experience in her real estate career gained from her 31 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense. She decided to change gears and follow her passion in real estate a few years ago. She feels there is nothing better than helping someone find their dream home and truly enjoys giving a personal touch and service to every one of her clients. Gianelloni is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and received her undergraduate degree from Troy University and graduate degree from University of West Florida.  She is active in many community activities including Eglin AFB Chiefs Group, Christ Our Redeemer Church in Niceville, Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, and Toys for Tots fundraisers.



Jackson, an Alabama native and graduate of Auburn University, has been a part of the Sandestin family since moving to the sandy shores of the Emerald Coast from Birmingham, Ala., in 1999. The resort has provided wonderful career opportunities and prior to real estate, Jackson served as the leader of the Sandestin's group sales effort with responsibility for achieving revenue goals and guest satisfaction. She is also well versed in resort operations through various roles including rental owner relations and development.  South Walton has grown considerably during Penny’s 13 year tenure, adding neighborhoods in Sandestin, Destin and the 30A area providing fantastic investment opportunities. Her goal is to connect people with the property that provides the most value, whether it is measured monetarily or in memories.