Looking back on it now, Barbara Ruberto says there was a time she couldn’t imagine paddling an outrigger canoe 16 miles across the open ocean—four years in a row. “I’m from the Midwest,” she said. “So, no, back then, this was something…

RAM member makes 'aha' moments happen

For Linda Briske, there’s no greater joy than watching the proverbial light bulb go on in a child’s head during a weekly mentoring session. “It’s so rewarding to see how quickly a student progresses, mostly all on their own,” she…

RAM member rides to make a difference

Tracy Stice is ready to go the extra mile—545, to be exact—to help fund the fight against HIV/AIDS. Next month, Stice, a Realtor®-Broker with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, will join thousands of cyclists for the annual AIDS/LifeCycle,…

RAM members take steps toward hearth health

The statistics should give you pause: According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Every day, nearly 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease, an average of one death every…

RAM members win big for Maui's keiki

The good times were rolling at Mulligans on the Blue on Saturday, March 11, when dozens of RAM members took the field for the sixth annual Bocce Ball Fundraising Tournament benefitting the Maui Food Bank’s Aloha BackPack Buddies program. The…

RAM executive shares ‘magic of mediation’

It goes without saying that conflict is an inevitable part of everyday life. Many of us think of conflict as a destructive force, but it can also be a catalyst for positive change—the trick is knowing how to manage conflict constructively.…

Realtor® takes compassion on the road

On any given Thursday afternoon, you’ll find Karin Carlson of NextHome Pacific Properties loading cooler bags full of hot meals into the backseat of her car at St. Theresa’s Church in Kihei. “I look forward to it every week,” she said.…

Realtor® opens heart, home to foster kids

Seven years ago, life took an unexpected—and profoundly gratifying—turn for Brian Hill of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. That year, he and his partner decided they wanted to grow their family through private adoption. But Hill says their…

RAM member zooms in on anti-plastic campaign

Robby Seeger knows a good cause when he sees one—and that’s when he brings out his camera to film it. “There are so many far-reaching stories that start right here in the community,” he said. “I get to bring them to life.” Seeger,…

‘RAM’s Got Talent’ boosts education, theater

The stars were out in full force at the Historic Iao Theater on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. That’s when a group of Realtors® Association of Maui members took the stage to sing, dance and joke their way into the winner’s circle…