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Queen Liliuokalani Trust welcomes Purdy as manager

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Mana Purdy

Mana Purdy

Weston James Manaoio “Mana” Purdy has joined the Queen Liliuokalani Trust as Manager Associate at its Kailua-Kona office, according to trust vice president LeeAnn Crabbe.

Born and raised on the island of Hawaii, Purdy’s role at the Trust will focus on its Keahuolu master planning efforts, with particular emphasis on the Trust’s conservation and interpretive activities.

Previously, Purdy served an internship at Kohanaiki working to restore its culturally and environmentally sensitive anchialine ponds, and in varied positions at Environet Inc. and the Kahaluu Bay Education Center.

Purdy is an honors graduate of both Northern Arizona University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies, and Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

The Queen Liliuokalani Trust was established by Hawaii’s last ruling monarch, the beloved Queen Liliuokalani. The Deed of Trust, executed in 1909, directs that the Queen’s lands be utilized to serve and provide for orphan and destitute children in perpetuity.

The core Trust assets include some 6,400 acres of land, the majority in Kona.

Outreach to beneficiaries is delivered through the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, established in 1933.

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