Jolene Head along with her husband Dr. Jacob Head moved to Hawaii in 2007 when they purchased Keauhou Veterinary Clinic and turned it into Keauhou Veterinary Hospital. Jolene grew up in Montana doing all things outdoors. Her husband was born and raised right here in Kona. They decided to make this their home to raise their 3 children. Being a parent and business owner in the community Jolene knew the importance to be involved and giving back and she set out to do just that.
Jolene is an avid runner and has participated in countless local races, including, the Lavaman Triathlon, local and regional 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathons (Hapalua , Kona, Hilo and Volcano), and the Honolulu marathon. She donates her time every year to GEMS: Girls Exploring Math and Science and serves on other boards in our community. Together with her husband, kids and staff you can often find her sponsoring and volunteering at local events and races. In addition to being a full time mom and practice owner, Jolene writes a weekly column style ad each week in the West Hawii Today filled with funny stories, and helpful pet tips.
Jolene and her family have been involved with PATH for 12 years in some form or fashion. She believes in the mission and the importance of having safe places to enjoy this beautiful community. Safe routes to school and the Bike Education Program are near and dear to her heart having seen the importance first hand with her own children. Jolene says “PATH plays such a big role in this community and through its grass roots efforts it is actively creating the kind of community we can all be active in and proud of.
After working in a lawyer’s office and as a city council member in Germany, Franz moved to Hawaii in 1992. He has been volunteering for Ironman, Honu, Lavaman, as well as other sport events and within cycling groups. After starting to ride bicycle in 2009, Franz joined PATH, where he started to become involved with bike education, bike and road safety, as well as representing PATH on different committees. Besides cycling, Franz is working with Child Welfare Services, VASH, and other local groups and organizations.
A transplant from the Rocky Mountains in Canada, Kona has been my home since 1990. My 2 careers and life have revolved around helping people, first in the medical field and now in Real Estate. My philosophy is simple, giving back to the community is key in creating a good, meaningful life and a great place to live!
My interest in having safe areas for healthy activities such as walking, running, bike riding or for the children of our community to learn bike skills and have safe routes to school, aligns with the mission of the PATH organization. As a parent, grandparent, walker, bike rider, I appreciate the work and progress that PATH has made within the community toward bike safety, motorist awareness, creating pathways and future planning of safe trails for public use. As a Realtor, my knowledge of land development and subdivision creation I hope will benefit PATH as the organization grows and works to safely connect people and places.
Mike Drutar has been a cyclist in the Kona community for 7 years. In 2012 he joined his wife Lisa Vos in leading a local cycling group, the Coffee Talk Riders. Mike Drutar volunteers at many events every year in connection with PATH and the cycling club, and serves as a Coordinator for the bike portion of the Ironman World Championships. He has numerous finishes at Lavaman, Hawaii 70.3 Ironman, and finished at the Ironman World Championships in 2013. His professional occupation is as a REALTOR where he serves as the 2016 President-Elect for the West Hawaii Association of REALTORS.