About the people who have played a role in Ōmama'opio Ridge

Wendy R. Peterson

Wendy R. Peterson


Wendy R. Peterson is a sixth generation Mauian specializing in Upcountry real estate. Her local expertise and familiarity with Ōmama'opio Ridge, together with the international reach of Sotheby's, make her particularly appropriate as the broker for the project. Wendy is the exclusive agent on Lots B, C, D and H. She can be reached at Wendy@IslandSothebysRealty.com, or directly at 808-870-4114.

Hunton Conrad

Hunton Conrad


Hunton Conrad was born and grew up in Hawai'i. He is an artist whose art form is "environments"—drawing on the three professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.

 His work on the Ōma'pio Ridge project has included landscape design as well as the design of four of the homes that have been built in Phase I (on lots 3, 4, 5, and 8). Hunton has also played a large role in the selection of the home sites on the Phase II lots to maximize their potential for dramatic views. He is a member of the Ōma’opio Ridge Design Control Committee.

For further information on Hunton Conrad, see www.huntonconrad.com.

  Ed and Mary Lee Esty, Developers

Ed and Mary Lee Esty


The developers of Ōma'pio Ridge are Ed and Mary Lee Esty, shown here with their son, daughter-in-law, and two of their five grandchildren in a field of buffel grass on Lot D.  Ed and Mary Lee first traveled to Maui in 1964, back when there was only a single stoplight on the whole island. 

They started the Ōma'pio Ridge project in 1996, and hope to retire to a home on Maui at some point in the future. Currently, they live most of the time near Washington, DC, where Mary Lee is a specialist in brain injuries and Ed is a consultant in mathematics education.

  Phil Christopher, 1935 - 2017

Phil Christopher

Project Coordinator and Realtor

1935 - 2017

Phil Christopher, principal broker of Phil Christopher Realty, was the Project Coordinator and Realtor for Ōma'pio Ridge. He died in the spring of 2017. A Maui resident since 1974, Phil played a major role in all aspects of Ōma'pio Ridge, beginning with the acquisition of the land in 1996. He guided the subdivision process from 1997 through to final approval of Phase II in 2009, and he coordinated the engineering and construction of the road, utilities, and the water system. He was the principal broker for the original sales of 14 of the lots in Ōma’opio Ridge. He and his wife built a home in Ōma'pio Ridge and were full-time residents there.



Initial web site design:  Ed Esty, Catherine Yohe Hall

Major website revision: Ralph Porcell

Photographs:  Ed Esty, Phil Christopher, David Watersun