Meet the Team

Purchasing, selling, and managing properties on the Big Island of Hawaii since 2005. For anyone from first-time homebuyers, to veterans in the market, First Island Realty will make you comfortable with the process and ensure you are satisfied with every aspect of your new home. Contact us to set up a meeting so we can discuss your individual needs and move forward in making your dream a reality.

Please contact us today! You can email or call her direct at (808) 217-0429.

As a long term resident and real estate broker in the state of Hawaii, Laure McElwee’s focus has always been on providing the best service to buyers and sellers alike. Consistently a top producer both regionally and nationally for over 10 years, Laure loves the challenge of finding you the perfect property in paradise and assisting with the transition to the Big Island! She is honest, dedicated, hard working, and many buyers and sellers have become her dear friends. She brings knowledge, experience, integrity, and a “can do” attitude to the table. Laure is a fun loving, high energy, and driven realtor. Currently on the West Hawaii Association Board of Realtors Grievance Committee and a member of the Hawaii Association of Realtors. Laure is also a 100 tons boat captain, a dive instructor, and an avid paddler.
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Kristoffer started his real estate work early on in the
commercial loan origination and servicing departments.
After obtaining his M.Ed., he then taught in the public
school system for 16 years. Later, he opened his own
Irish pub and restaurant in San Diego before making his
dream come true by making the Big Island his new and
permanent home. Kristoffer brings with him the desire
and commitment to help you make your dreams come
true as well. Let him help you feel the “mana” (power) of
this beautiful island paradise by assisting you with all
of your real estate needs.

R(S) 80331, First Island Realty, llc
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Terry comes to us from the Bitterroot Valley in Montana
where he and his wife of 27 years raised their 3 sons.
Terry has an extensive entrepreneurial business
background including business mgmt and consulting
in several different industries. Terry’s focus and passion
shifted when he fell in love with the Aloha Spirit of the
Big Island. This beauty and spirit drove him to become a
Real Estate Agent with a passion to help others to
experience life on the Island. Terry is an innovative
thinker and problem solver with a no-nonsense, can-do
attitude of helping others achieve their dreams and is
excited to help you with all of your real estate needs.

Property Manager, R(S) 83464, First Island Realty, llc
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Jill brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in
Property Management. Originally from the Seattle area,
Jill moved to the Big Island 6 years ago. She graduated
from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s
Degree in Business Administration. Jill has worked in the
Human Resources and Legal industry for over 15 years.
More recently, she worked as a Property Manager for a
wide array of Homeowner’s Associations in the Kona
area. She is a creative thinker, problem solver, and
decision maker who can effectively balance the needs of
people resources with the mission of organization and
task management.

Broker’s Assistant, First Island Realty, llc
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A Texas native, Lori moved to the islands over 15 years
ago, first to Maui then the Big Island. Lori comes to us
with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry.
Past experiences include VIP concierge for Starwood
and the Hyatt regency. Lori has an in-depth knowledge
of the Big Island and will assist you in creating the
vacation you have always dreamed of. From wedding
planning to personal concierge services such as
activity planning, she is your girl!

Office Manager, First Island Realty, llc
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As a long time resident of the Big Island, Krista is
committed to providing excellent customer service to all
with Aloha! She has a degree in Computer Science from
Bryn Athyn College and enjoys creating systems of
organization and streamlining work processes. Krista
brings to our team her unwavering attention to detail,
integrity, can-do attitude, and years of experience in
office management and team building. Clients, tenants,
and guests alike can rest assured they are in good
hands and will be well taken care of!

Event Planner, First Island Realty, llc
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Tai is a Bay Area native who loves to live in the aloha
spirit! As a professionally trained artist with a BFA in
Illustration from the California College of the Arts, Tai
believes in the utmost fine attention to detail and looks
forward to helping create a beautiful experience for your
trip to the islands! Before relocating to Hawai’i, she was
sole proprietor of a decade long Floral Design business
for weddings and events. Also a seasoned Event Planner
and Coordinator, her work experience includes freelance
Floral Design and Event Management.


+1 (808) 930-3610 – – Office: 75-6082 Alii Drive, Suite A Kailua-Kona, Hawaii