How did I move to Hawaii-The Big Island? What's kept me here for so long? I hear
those questions all of the time. Every story is unique, as yours will be, should you decide to
move or purchase a second home here.
Here's my story, and what I've learned about “Living in Hawaii”, and how it can be helpful
to you. I was one of the first women to participate in the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Hawaii in 1982 and one-half of one of the first couples to complete the Ironman. I moved from downtown Detroit, where I was the creator and producer of the Emily Detroit Run with
upwards of 15,000 participants in its heyday. We shared what we had learned from that Run with Ironman and as such was recruited to be the interim race director of the
Ironman World Championship in 1986.
After moving to Hawaii, it wasn’t long before the world-class golf courses along the
Kohala Coast drew me back into the game of golf which I had dabbled at professionally many
years before. I started working with the Kohala Coast Resorts by getting them more
involved in the community, creating golf clinics, and weaving them into the Ironman Triathlon activities. My marketing and community liaison efforts for the Mauna Lani Senior Skins, Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, the Hilton Waikoloa Village Dolphin Days which I co-created, and other community events were showcased thru my "Emily T Gail Talk Story" TV shows I produced.
In 1998 the Kona Board of Realtors awarded me with the Civilian Community
Enrichment Award, the same year I received my real estate license. My years of
marketing the Kohala Coast has provided me with an inside look at the many nuances that make each resort very unique, with subtle differences in the lifestyles that can be helpful for you to know about. My local presence and knowledge go well with Kona Pacific Realty. I'm reuniting with Jana J. Troute, Owner/Broker who I worked with in the past when we were with Clark Realty at Mauna Lani Resort. She has lived in Hawaii since the 1970s and has been involved in the evolving real estate market for many years. I focus on the Kohala Coast, yet I have lived in the Kailua-Kona Village for many years, so I am familiar
with the lifestyle of the Resorts and all along the coast to Kailua-Kona, and I have Jana's knowledge and invaluable expertise to enhance my own experiences.