Wana‘ao was born and raised in Hawai‘i, where she attended Punahou School. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Corrective Therapy from the University of Illinois. Her drive and determination stem from sports. Always an avid athlete, she played tennis, ran track and cross-country, and sang in the chorale as a student.
Wana‘ao’s career path led her from coaching, personal training, and exercise rehabilitation, into sales in the retail, pharmaceutical, and real estate sectors. She brings the same commitment, dedication, and determination to her career that she has honed as a competitive athlete. Highly driven, Wana’ao loves working with people and her clients are always impressed by her tenacity and attention to detail.
Wana'ao has great experience and knowledge of the luxury real estate market on O‘ahu, with a particular focus on the Kahala, Wailupe, and Dowsett areas. She also takes pride in her knowledge of oceanfront real estate across O‘ahu. Wana'ao’s passion for Hawai‘i and the amazing lifestyle it provides drives her to find the perfect home for each of her clients, enabling them to enjoy the Hawai‘i life of their dreams.
Wana'ao and her husband Chris are parents to a son and a daughter. She is also active in commercials, film, and print work, in addition to being an avid surfer, tennis player, and runner.
A firm believer in giving back to her community, Wana'ao has volunteered on charitable committees for the Hawai‘i Women's Business Fund, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Punahou School, Pa'ani O Punahou, Kokua Kalihi Valley, and Unity School. She also supports The Gift Foundation, The Domestic Violence Clearinghouse, and The Boys & Girls Club.