Maryann Holloway

Maryann has been a member of the WCC since 2017 when she retired and had the wonderful opportunity to spend more time on Hawaii Island and get involved with the Waikoloa Canoe Club.

From the beginning she looked for ways to both improve her paddling skills and to help the ohana paddling program, manning the sign-up table and assisting with Lava Man triathlon and other special events.

In January of 2021, Maryann helped to create the Covid ‘bubble’ paddling processes to get paddlers back on the water.  This expanded to creating the WCC SignUpGenius tool and sign-up processes to ensure compliance with County and State mandates.  She manages our ohana schedule and assists paddlers in using SignUpGenius as their schedules change. 

Maryann has been ohana beach manager on Tuesday and Thursday morning, with the goal of balancing canoe talent and strength to provide safe and enjoyable paddling experiences to both new and existing members.  She has recently begun steering for ohana and also paddles with the evening advanced paddlers.  She regularly attends WCC Board meetings believes she can bring her organizational and communication skills to further the Club’s mission.

When she is not at ABay, Maryann enjoys swimming, snorkeling, and hiking.  She is currently VP of Halii Kai Owners Association.

Warmest aloha,

Maryann Holloway

Ralph Adams

I first became involved in paddling in 2005. My wife KC and I joined Waikoloa Canoe Club and paddled for several years with the club. I am quite certain we did almost every regatta and every long distance race for all those years. A true highlight of my paddling experience was the Moloka’i Hoe in 2007. I served on the Board for a couple of years around 2006-2007 (I can’t remember exactly how long).

While living in Hawaii my business continued in Phoenix Arizona. When I traveled to Arizona for business, I missed paddling. So, I did an internet search for outrigger paddling in Arizona. I was surprised to learn that there were four clubs in Phoenix and one in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. I joined Na Leo O Ke Kai, was part of SCORA and we did our races off the coast of California. I was lucky to be able to paddle for two clubs at the same time.

For several reasons KC and I relocated back to Arizona in 2011. I continued to paddle with Na Leo O Ke Kai until 2014. There were many fun races like Round the Rock (in San Francisco), Another Damn Race (down the Colorado River), San Diego long distance races sponsored by several California clubs, and regattas on Lake Las Vegas and Tempe Town Lake.

KC and I were lucky enough to be able to return to Hawaii in 2018. We have been paddling with Waikoloa Canoe Club since our return.

Ralph Adams

Maria Wagner


My name is Maria Wagner and I am running for a seat on the WCC Board of Directors. I am currently serving as an appointee to the Board to complete a one-year position vacated earlier this year. I am a retired bio-medical engineer with experience in R&D and QA management. I have also served in a volunteer capacity with the YWCA in Princeton, New Jersey, Chautauqua Institution in New York, and the United Methodist churches in McKinney, Texas and Los Gatos, California.

Since January, I have supported the Ohana paddling program as a beach director to provide opportunities for members to get back out and paddle OC-6 post re-opening. While many members enjoy OC-1 paddling, I believe it’s important to offer strong OC-6 programs to teach new members and develop our racing teams, fulfilling our club charter to sustain and promote Hawaiian culture. Working toward this goal sparked a real passion in the sport for me and a desire to become a better paddler. I recently joined the advance paddling program and am learning to steer. I’d like to continue to bring that enthusiasm, and desire to grow our club, by serving our club as a Board member.

I reside full-time at the Mauna Lani resort with my husband Larry and our cat Sophie. When not on the water paddling canoes or SUP, I enjoy hiking, snorkeling, and diving. I recently joined the volunteer response team at the Marine Mammal Center and am looking forward to that opportunity to promote ocean advocacy and education.