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April 21

Meet Our ‘Hosts’

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Kelina Eldredge

Kelina Eldredge won 2017 Miss Aloha Hula at the 54​th​ Annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Kelina is a Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama graduate from Ewa Beach, Oahu and also won the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaiian Language Award at Merrie Monarch. Kelina works for her family’s business, Aloha Hula Supply, and travels to Japan every couple of months to teach hula.

“Smile with your heart, See the difference and Feel the Aloha within.”

This was a quote my Uncle Keli’i shared through his work with the Maui Visitors Bureau and it has become a motto we have adopted in our family business, Aloha Hula Supply. We take great pride in what we do and the “​kuleana” or responsibility we have in perpetuating and providing the implements, costumes and accessories for the Hula community. We want you to see and feel the difference in every aspect of our service. I strive to express this same message through my hula as well. Hula allows me to share my love for my Hawaiian culture, express my story through dance and touch visitors near and far with the magic of our island home of Hawai’i. So to me, Aloha truly has to come from within ourselves. It is not just an outward action but a feeling that we exude through our actions, speech and ideally a feeling that resonates through our countenance.

Memory of Hawaiian Host®:

As I travel often to Japan, I have lots of friends/customers who have become family and my actual family who live there. I always love to share Hawaiian Host​®​ chocolates with them as omiyage from Hawai’i as it is delicious and represents Aloha that we love to share with them.
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Greg Juan

Gregory Juan was named the 15th champion of the Richard Ho'opi'i Leo Ki'eki'e Falsetto Contest in 2016. Gregory is the grandson of Charlie and Nina Maxwell, Kunu of Pukalani Hula Hale and son of Rodney and Hi'ilei Juan. He is an alumni of Kamehameha Schools Maui Class of 2012, and Juan graduated from the University of Hawai'i Manoa with degrees in Public Relations and Hawaiian language.


"Aloha i kekahi i kekahi."

The Hawaiian proverb where it says to treat others with respect and love. But basically treat others the way you want to be treated.


Memory of Hawaiian Host®:

It was always a positive and the most happiest thing when I seen a Hawaiian Host® box in the table in my house. First thing that comes to my mind is the original chocolate macadamias!
April 21

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Austin Kino

Born and raised in Maunalua Bay, Oahu, Austin Kino is a voyager and entrepreneur. Kino has been a crew member aboard Hokule’a since 2006, sailing around the world in the Malama Honua voyage as an apprentice navigator. Co-founder of Huli the Movement, an environmental education program that provides students with field days, Kino aims to reconnect young people to their ​āina. Drawing on his paddling and voyaging roots, he started Holokino Hawai’i. Holokino offers canoe sailing experiences to customers seeking adventure and an understanding of traditional way finding.

“​He Wa’a he Moku he Moku he Wa’a.”

A Canoe is an Island, an Island is a Canoe.

Memory of Hawaiian Host®:

In my first year at college in San Diego, my mom sent me a care package knowing that I was homesick and missed Hawai’i; in it she included the Hawaiian Host® macadamia nut chocolates and since then every time I would fly back to Hawai’i the guys in my dorm would ask me to bring back Hawaiian Host​®​ chocolates to share with them.
April 21

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Kayli Carr

Kayli Kaʻiulani Carr won the title of 2016 Miss Aloha Hula at the 53​rd​ Annual Merrie Monarch Festival. Kayli is a Kamehameha Schools graduate who grew up in Makaha on Oahu and worked as a professional dancer at Chief’s Luau at Sea Life Park.

“​No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa.”

Which means, from this day, from this night, forever more.

Memory of Hawaiian Host®:

Hawaiian Host® macadamia nut chocolates always remind me of home. These were always the chocolates that my dad would bring my mom just so she knows he was thinking of her. Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Christmas, baby lū’aus, weren’t complete without the exchange of a delicious brown box of chocolates.