Responsibilities: I help meeting and incentive planners strategically design and operate immersive, sense-of-place programs and experiences in the Hawaiian Islands so they can make massive impact on their attendees to achieve their brand objectives while building loyalty and adding value.
Something Interesting About Me: Hailing my native Hawaiian roots from the island of Kaua’i, I grew up backstage in a Hawaiian entertainment family watching my Mother and Stepfather tell the Hawaii story through music and dance during their nightly Revue at the South Pacific Showroom in South Florida. My Stepfather, one of the original Waikiki Beachboys, was an ukulele/slack key guitar virtuoso and my Mom was a singer, choreographer and dancer, performing the most mesmerizing hula (By day she had one of the hottest antique shops in Florida). Both of my parents graced the stage at Radio City Music Hall and my Mom was a featured performer in the famed Hawaiian Room at the Lexington Hotel in New York City for two stints. They traveled extensively in the 50’s and 60’s performing all over the U.S. It is my pleasure and honor to share this legacy with my clients as a producer of custom events, entertainment, shows and concerts.
Why SITE Texas: I first learned of the Aloha Spirit that lives in Texas during my son’s early trainings in the sport of rodeo there, which led to him being awarded a College Rodeo Scholarship to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. As he continued through to his master’s degree and on to his career as a geologist, I have had an opportunity to spend increasing amounts of time in the Lone Star State and experience firsthand some of the warmest people anywhere in the U.S. With my first grandchild due in August, I am looking forward to spending more time in Texas collaborating with the talented professionals of the SITE Texas Chapter. It is my pleasure and honor to serve as your Ambassador of Aloha for the Hawaiian Islands.