The Big Kahuna Campaign

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!!  On March 1st, Watauga Habitat kicked off its 4th annual Big Kahuna contest.  For the next 10 weeks, eleven community members have stepped-up and are raising money on behalf of our organization.  The Kahuna that raises the most money will be crowned the Big Kahuna at the Don Ho-Down on May 17th.   Choose a Kahuna and donate to their campaign!  Check-out our blog  as we share weekly updates about Kahuna events and the highly-anticipated Top Five Leaderboard!

Since 2015, this fundraising campaign has collectively raised over $110,000, enough to build an entire Habitat for Humanity home.  Past winners include Linda K. Robinson of Premier Sotheby’s Real Estate, Justin Davis of Town Tavern Blowing Rock and Jenny Miller, Community Volunteer.  


Those interested in joining the 2019 Watauga County Habitat for Humanity Kahuna Campaign should contact Director of Development, Allison Jennings at 828-268-9545 ext. 104


Ella Jennings, 5th-Grader at Two Rivers Community School


11-year old Ella Jennings is a 5

Chris Grasinger, Mountain Bizworks


Chris grew up in the High Country of North Carolina.  He...


Ed Tausche, Cedar House, LLC


Ed Tausche grew up in the Hague, Netherlands, but spent his high school years in Barrington, ...


Liz Riddick, Keller-Williams


Liz Riddick has enjoyed High Country living for 26 years and is a Real Estate Broker at

Mark Murrey, Greenway Medical Associates


Mark Murrey, aka Marshall C. Murrey, MD, has been in Boone since 1992 working as a family phy...


Crystal Smith, Appalachian Mountain Brewery

Crystal planted her roots in the High Country 17 years ago after moving to Boone to attend Appalachian State University and she never left. She has developed strong bonds within the community.&nbs...


Scott Williford, The Cardinal Food and Spirits

Scott is a rump shaker, punk rocker, burger making, charity enthusiast. He is one of the owners of The Cardinal Food and Spirits in Boone. Wu Tang.



Patti Turner, Premier Sotheby's


The beautiful North Carolina High Country has been home to Patti Turner for more than 28 years. Patti is a long-time Real E...


Todd Rice, Blowing Rock Brewing Company

Todd and his wife, Tuesdae, live in Valle Crucis and are active within the community and across the High Country. Todd and Tuesdae are the proud parents of Thomas, born in 2010, and Sophia, born i...


Brianna Lance, Appalachian State University

Brianna Lance is a senior at Appalachian from Huntersville, NC studying Architectural Tech and Design as well as Construction Management. she is involved with a number of organizations through the...


Ray Reid, Local Postman

Ray is a bike-riding, sun seeker, CrossFit achiever and over-all great guy.  He serves on the Member Advisory Committee for Blue Ridge Energy.  He is married to Melody and they have a be...