Vicky Heldreich Durand
Vicky Heldreich Durand graduated from Punahou High School in Hawaii, already a young surfer. In 1957, she won the Makaha International Surfing Championships. Vicky and her mother were invited to Club Waikiki, in Lima, Peru, as Hawaiian surfing ambassadors. Vicky received her AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and her BS from California State University, Long Beach, in family and consumer science. She holds an MS from Oregon State University in clothing and textiles, with a minor in adult education. She is certified in secondary teaching and special education. Vicky’s fashion interest led her to establish a cottage industry sportswear and textile design company; its products were distributed nationwide. Vicky taught at a Title I school in Wai‘anae, Hawaii & collaborated with community groups. The mother of two grown daughters, an avid gardener & animal rescue advocate, Vicky is married to Bob Liljestrand, who manages the Liljestrand House, Honolulu.