Mary Paterson has made her home on Kauai for the past 28 years but originally hails from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire in England. Arriving here via a 6 year stint in Australia and 7 years in Aspen, Colorado – she settled in another beautiful spot – Kauai's North Shore. Her strengths have always been organizational so she has been able to work in many different positions around the world.
Being exposed to a diversity of locations and tasks allowed Mary to broaden her skills and her jobs ranged from a variety of secretarial and administrative assistant positions in England & Australia to co-managing a tennis club and 304-condominium complex in Aspen. Once on Kauai, she got her Real Estate license but realizing it wasn't her cup of tea, she worked her way back up the managerial ladder to become Promotions Manager at the prestigious Princeville Resort. After Hurricane Iniki devastated the Island, there was little to promote, so she created her own business catering to the elite of the entertainment industry who made Kauai their second home. This developed into assisting guests find the perfect vacation property and coordinating specialized services for them.
Her love of animals, adventure and travel have taken her to many continents and highlights include two horseback safaris in Africa, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and rafting down the infamous Zambezi River. More recently, trips to New Zealand, Sydney, Peru, Ecuador & Europe accompanied by her "forever fiancé", Jonathan McRoberts, are fulfilling her renewed travel bug. With future adventures still planned, Mary keeps a busy schedule of after hours activities that include a 15 year yoga practice, horseback riding, hiking, singing and healing touch energy therapy.
Most recently, she became founding Director of a new non-profit organization, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation that hopes to bring all the communities from Haena to Anahola together and provide a charitable vehicle for many worth while community projects. As Board Liaison on the Health & Wellness Committee, Mary hopes to help bring about a new Community Health & Recreation Center to replace the Prince Health Club & Spa that closed over two years ago and left many people bereft of a place to keep fit. Check out the website to find out more about this exciting new venture, and to get involved. www.KNSCF.org
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