KAUAI LUXURY REAL ESTATE - HANALEI, PRINCEVILLE, KILAUEA
Two Top Producing Agents = One Focused Team
We offer our clients uncompromised, full-service, on-point representation. Specializing in Kauai’s Luxury real estate market, with our primary focus on the North Shore - where we live and play. The combination of our distinct personalities and unique skill sets creates tremendous value for our clientele.
Ben Welborn, Realtor-Broker
In 1979, at the adventurous age of 10, I moved to Hawaii with my family. We spent our first summer, living on a sailboat, anchored in Hanalei Bay, soaking up the magic and diving into the new adventures that surrounded us. Then, with the approach of the winter season and high surf, we retreated to terra firma and moved into a home on the beach.
I attended grade school in Hanalei, high school in Kapaa, and then went on to the University of Colorado where I earned a degree in International Business where I graduated Summa Cum Laude, at the head of my class.
Following college, I fed my wanderlust, traveling extensively to places like Nepal, Tahiti, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Mexico. I also worked for many years as a boat captain, guiding tours along Kauai’s famed Na Pali Coast, and thereafter as a fly-fishing guide in Alaska’s Bristol Bay. “Finally” at the age of 30, I decided it was time to “settle down,” back home on Kauai. I love our beautiful island and I feel very grateful to call it my home. I am a “Kauai Boy” at heart – I love our sun and our rain!
Professionally I am a licensed Realtor with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers. I also own and operate my own land-use and project consulting business, Landmark Consulting Services. My dual roles as Realtor and planner complement each other and provide many crossover benefits to my clients.
With over 26-years of combined experience and an extensive knowledge of Kauai’s current regulatory and development environment, I offer unparalleled representation and valuable insights to my clients. I enjoy my work, and I pursue it with integrity and passion. I am here to assist you, to answer your many questions, and to share my knowledge of our beautiful island home…
In addition to my busy career, I find time to work on a number of community and non-profit projects. I am an active member of the Hawaii Islands Land Trust, and I am currently involved in The North Shore Path project, a private/public partnership promoting the development of a biking and walking network to link together the communities of Kilauea, Princeville, and Hanalei (visit: https://www.KauaiPath.org/North).
When I am not working, you will most likely find me surfing, fishing, or riding my mountain bike. I live on the North Shore with my beautiful wife Courtney and our 7-year old daughter.
Karina Vedder, Office Wizard
I grew up in Southern California within 2-blocks of the beach and developed a deep love and affinity for the ocean. At the age of 28, I met my husband Sam and we moved to Florida together to be closer to his family. While in Florida, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Central Florida. I also studied photography, web development, and graphic design. During our time in Florida, Sam and I enjoyed vacationing in places like Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, and it was during these travels, that we realized how much we enjoyed the warm island lifestyle - so much that we made the move to Kauai in 2014.
Not only do I like my job… I love it! I have a great degree of control and freedom within my position, both in and out of the office. Ben and Tiffany entrust me to produce high-quality work and top results for our team. My career also affords me ample time to pursue other passions in my life. Our team is professional and very productive, but at the same time, we keep it cool and fun!
When not working, I enjoy all of the amazing outdoor activities that Kauai has to offer, including body-boarding, snorkeling, and hiking.
Tiffany Spencer, Realtor-Salesperson
Between surfing, hiking or walks on the beach, I enjoy living the island dream and sharing it with family, friends, and clients.
I was raised in Hawaii and attended Kamehameha Schools. After earning a B.A. in Journalism from BYU in Utah (with a minor in Political Science that included stints in Jordan, Israel, and Egypt), I returned to Hawaii at the age of 22 and won a highly-competitive internship as a television news reporter with CBS in Honolulu. I put my on-air experience back to work on HGTV'S top-rated series "Hawaii Life".
I like to negotiate, strategize, and get results. With a knack for matching clients with their dream properties, the majority of my business is now referral based. Through real estate, I have found a way to integrate my international perspective on the world with an in-depth understanding of the local marketplace. All the while raising a family on the beautiful island of Kauai.
Tiare Welborn, Realtor-Salesperson
Being born and raised on the North Shore of Kauai, I am able to share my local knowledge with my clients and align them with properties that best fit their needs and dreams. I hold my client’s interests above all else and strive to help them with integrity, knowledge, and hard work.
I feel deep gratitude towards our island home for the joy and lifestyle it affords me. I grew up living along the beautiful beaches of Ha'ena, collecting shells and making them into custom jewelry. I attended grade school in Hanalei (lucky kid), graduated high school in 2012, then I attended the University of Hawaii in Honolulu where I studied photography and printmaking, and Art History. After college, I returned home to Kauai to work as a portrait photographer (see tiarehanalei.squarespace.com), before entering into real estate with Hawaii Life.
In my spare time, I love taking photographs, getting veggies from our lovely farmers’ markets, practicing yoga, watching the sunset (and sometimes the sunrise), surfing, and swimming in our clear, warm ocean. The Aloha Spirit and the unparalleled beauty of our island inspire me to live a healthy lifestyle. Helping my clients to find the properties which will make up their Hawaii Life, is what truly brings me joy in this profession.
I look forward to working with you!