Theresa Victoria Tilley Maman was born in Taiwan and raised in Southern California. She moved to Hawaii after high school where her modeling and pageant career took off and allowed her to travel all over the world.
She is a former Miss Aloha Maui and Miss Hawaii International. She represented Hawaii in the Miss International pageant held in Japan in the early 90’s.
Theresa graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Political Science, emphasis on Tourism. She worked for the Hawaii State Senate Judiciary committee and lead research and legal drafts for high profile legislation subjects such as medical marijuana, same sex marriage, and sex offender law reform.
After her time working in the state legislature, she was the executive director for an environmental non-profit that advocated for clean fuels in Hawaii. Theresa has also worked in the tourism industry in a sales capacity for airline, hotels, and car rental companies. To further expand her knowledge of our economy, she worked for a time in logistics-handling air and ocean freight domestically and internationally. Her current position is with a hotel supply distribution company overseeing Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. For over 10 years, Theresa was also the on-air host of a television show called Career Changers TV featured on Hawaii’s local OC16 channel.
She is married to our Alliance Française of Hawaii’s Regent and Honorary Consul of France in Hawaii, Guillaume Maman. They have 2 sons and 1 grandson. She says she is proudest of her Maman Boys although they keep her on her toes. In her spare time, Theresa enjoys travelling - especially to France where she can live her best Bon Vivant life partaking in great food and wine.