How Eight Professional Athletes Are Spreading the Spirit of Aloha

Royal Hawaiian Orchards Promotes Health and Well Being Through Brand Ambassadors

Hilo, HI, March 14, 2013 --( Island-based macadamia nut brand Royal Hawaiian Orchards, announced a team of professional athletes as partners and ambassadors for the company’s commitment to encouraging healthy and active lifestyles. Driven by the flavors and culture of Hawaii, Royal Hawaiian’s offering of healthy, GMO free and gluten free nut and fruit snacks encompass the eat-well aspect of a balanced life. And now, thanks to an elite roster of yogis, surfers, Olympic gold medalists and beyond, the brand truly contributes to the live-well qualities of a harmonious life.

“We incorporate the act of aloha from our growing process and sustainable practice down to the ingredients in our products,” states Scott Wallace, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Royal Hawaiian. “Adding an extension to the brand with talented ambassadors who share our passion was a natural next step. These individuals evoke positive change in their communities and seeing them excel at what they love is inspiring to us all.” Royal Hawaiian’s ambassadors will partner with the brand in several capacities including events, contributing to the company’s blog and social media efforts.

The Team:

Alana Blanchard – Born and raised on the island of Kauai, this Professional surfer and ASP World Tour athlete started surfing at the age of four and today has become one of the sport’s leading ladies. Following a gluten free diet and practicing daily exercise, Alana lives and breathes aloha.

Dana Vollmer – Professional swimmer, four-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Dana Vollmer personifies Royal Hawaiian through perseverance and dedication to her sport. After removing gluten from her diet in 2011, Dana has also become an inspirational voice for the gluten free community.

Henry Hagenbuch – This Los Angeles based professional Triathlete spreads aloha to the mainland with strength and commitment to his demanding sport. As an all-around athlete, Henry understands the importance of healthy eating and his intense regimen requires wholesome, nutritional meals to sustain rigorous training and racing.

Andrea Marcum – Known for her practice in Vinyasa Flow, this Santa Cruz native and founder of U Yoga Studio unifies body, mind and soul through her daily practice. Spreading the love of her craft through workshops and retreats around the globe, Andrea helps share the Royal Hawaiian mission to find balance in a fast-paced world.

YogaSlackers – Sam Salwei, Jason Magness and Chelsey Magness are the core athletes that complete this trio of nomadic adventurists. With roots in climbing and yoga, the team travels the state attracting yoga teachers, acroyogis and master slackers alike for retreats, workshops and competitions. Royal Hawaiian is proud to support this team of adventure seekers and their initiative to connect human-powered endeavor to meditative movement.

Mimi Knoop – As a five-time X Games medalist in skateboarding, multi-media artist and successful entrepreneur, this triple threat is breaking barriers through her commitment to fully living out her passions and sharing her undeniable talents with the world.

About Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. creates and markets innovative, better-for-you branded products including fruit and macadamia crunches and seasoned macadamias. Distributed through health and nutrition stores, groceries and outlets, the tropical, GMO free and gluten free products connect consumers to the fit, active and attractive Hawaiian lifestyle. Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. is the marketer for the world’s largest macadamia grower, Royal Hawaiian Orchards, LP, with orchards spanning over 5,070 acres on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Royal Hawaiian Orchards
Scott Wallace
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