Tanya Mariano Kearns' Profile
Who am I?
My story began the summer of 1974. I was born to a Filipino father and an American mother and was raised in the American South, thus Manila Extract is more or less a play on words. I'm a little bit island girl and a little bit country all wrapped up with a southern drawl. I've lived most of my life in the great state of North Carolina but after being married in Maui and many years of hard work and lots of determination, my surfboard shaper husband and I made Hawaii our home in 2008.
Footnote - Just in case you're wondering, I earned an education and a successful professional life prior to Manila Extract. I learned all too quickly that my Psychology degree wasn't needed to realize that we're all a little crazy :). Professionally, I was fortunate enough to have a successful career in real estate. I learned all too quickly that money doesn't buy happiness…
- Born on July 9
- Joined September 8, 2009