Jonika was born and raised in Reno/Lake Tahoe, NV. Where she graduated salutatorian of her 2004 high school class. Straight out of high school she began a successful career as a massage therapist. Once she mastered massage she decided to go to school at the University of Reno, NV where she joined the Health-ecology Program. In 2010 she was given an opportunity to move to Kailua-Kona, HI that she just could not pass up. In three months time she had sold all of her belongings and moved 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she ever knew.
Once settled in Hawaii, she began work in the tourism industry as a snorkel guide. This formerly land-locked lady quickly learned how to love and respect the ocean. After a few years in the industry, Jonika was inspired by a well known local broker to go for her real estate license. She burned the midnight oil working 50 hour weeks and attended Remi School of Real Estate online. Once she had completed her studies she went on to pass her state and nation exams on the first try, which is no easy feat!
Jonika now has a very successful career as a Realtor and wears many hats in the industry. She serves as office Transaction Manager, Chair Person of the West Hawaii Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network, Co-Chair of the Education Committee, and is currently attending the Hawaii Association of Realtors Leadership Academy where she was one of 13 Realtors out of thousands statewide to be accepted into the program. Outside of those accomplishments she has a passion for attending events like the Hawaii Realtors Legislation Day where she advocates for property owners’ rights. She truly loves her job and it shows through her enthusiasm, passion, and drive. Her favorite part of the job is handing over the keys to her new home owners. “There is nothing better than seeing my clients dreams come true and knowing I had a small part in it.”
Although she has already accomplished so much, Jonika strives to always do better, be better, and learn more!
Awards & Designations
Certified Negotiation Expert
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
2019 REALTOR® of the Year Nominee
2019 Hawaii Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy Graduate