THE ONEBLUE TEAM
Leadership + Instructors
Florida does not have an experience requirement to obtain a Real Estate Instructor’s license nor does an instructor have to hold an active real estate license. To be an instructor in Florida, you simply have to pass a 100-question exam and the criminal background check. At OneBlue Real Estate School, all of our instructors are actively practicing licensed real estate brokers, the only real estate school in Central Florida that meets this high standard. It is our pleasure to introduce to you our leadership team at OneBlue Real Estate School.
Founder + Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Johnson is an award-winning top producing REALTOR®, Licensed Real Estate Broker, and Licensed Real Estate Instructor who is committed to defying mediocrity and delivering extraordinary experiences for students, buyers, sellers, and agents.
Kevin’s commitment to providing extraordinary experiences is rooted in his 17-years of hospitality leadership experience first with Disney, then with Hilton Worldwide. In 2014 Kevin made the transition to real estate and instantly found success for himself and most importantly the buyers, sellers, and agents he has been honored to work with.
As the CEO & Managing Broker of OneBlue Real Estate School and CENTURY 21 OneBlue, Kevin is in a unique position to provide you with a level of service not possible with a typical real estate school. If you are looking for someone that will listen to your needs, work diligently to help you achieve your real estate career goals, and deliver on their commitments to you, then look no further than Kevin Johnson.
Chief Operating Officer • INSTRUCTOR
John Carpenter got his start in real estate in 2014 when Kevin hired him to join his real estate team as the customer concierge manager. Prior to making the transition to real estate, John’s had a very successful career in the hospitality industry working for some of the industry’s leading companies like Hilton and Disney. At Hilton, John held various position working his way up to being a hotel general manager.
Since transitioning to real estate in 2014, John has helped hundreds of buyer, sellers, and agents with listings and buyer-side transactions, successfully guiding them from contract through closing. He leverages that experience everyday in the classroom where he help future real estate agents as well as current agents expand their knowledge to better serve their customers and clients.
Chad Creech brings over 20-years of real estate experience to the table with a focus on commercial real estate. During his distinguished real estate career Chad has represented buyers and sellers as well as landlords and tenants in deals of all sizes including several multi-million dollar transactions.
In addition to being a licensed real estate broker and instructor, Chad is a certified training for REALTORS® Property Resource (RPR), is a graduate of the 2015 Orlando REALTOR® Association Leadership Institute, and is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS).
EDWARD "ED" HRU
SENIOR Instructor, PRE-LICENSING
Ed Hru has been a licensed real estate agent and broker for over 50-years has has been named one of the top 250 producing real estate agents by the Wall Street Journal several times. In addition to teaching pre-license classes at OneBlue Real Estate School, Ed is a practicing broker associate with eXp Realty in the Orlando area.
SENIOR INSTRUCTOR, POST-LICENSING • ORLANDO CAMPUS
If you’ve been around Orlando real estate for any length of time, you know Lydia Pisano. Lydia first began her real estate journey in 1995 and has worked with firms including Keller Williams and Watson Realty.
Lydia joined the OneBlue family in 2020 and was previously an instructor at Climer School of Real Estate. When not facilitating classes at OneBlue you will find Lydia at Hampton + Hampton Management and Leasing where she assists real estate portfolio owners as well as tenants.
Lydia has had a distinguished career both in business as well as in public service. She served as the 2005 President of the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association and is the former elected mayor of the City of Belle Isle. Lydia has also served on several committees, boards and tasks force in our community including the Orange County Mayor’s Affordable Housing Task Force.
MEET OUR support staff
OFFICE MOM (AKA THE BOSS)
Chance are if you’ve called OneBlue Real Estate School your call was answered by our “office mom” Linda Johnson. Linda is our CEO’s mother and volunteers at OneBlue helping us with everything from A to Z! Once you meet her, you’ll fall in love with her.