I grew up on my grandparent’s coffee farm in Honaunau and worked in every aspect of coffee. My cheerleaders on the farm were my pets. I had a golden retriever and an Irish Setter along with feral cats and dogs that came by the coffee shack.
I’ve attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Aurora, Colorado, and worked for Betsy Webb, DVM, at Kona Veterinary Service as a Veterinarian Technician. Also, I’ve attended Renton Technical College in Renton, Washington, and worked for Pacific Vascular, which is located in every major medical center in Washington State, as a Medical Transcriptionist. I’ve enrolled at Green River Community College, Renton, Washington, Small Business Development. Thereafter, I started Island Girl Coffee ranging from farming to cup and won an award for my label. I was fortunate to have gained experience as a Kona Coffee Specialist and serviced Kuki’o and Yellowstone Club, elite residentially owned resorts.
In 2013, I’ve worked at Clark Realty Property Management and won Best of the West Property Management Company 2 years in a row. I’ve decided to give general sales a try in 2015. Learning never ends in real estate and I find it to be fun and exciting.
In my spare time, I love paddling (won 2nd place for OC-2 in Queen Liliuokalani Race), hiking, playing tennis, camping, and volunteering at Ke Ola Kai (Hawaii’s only monk seal rehabilitation facility).
I would say that I’ve achieved my goals in life that I set out for myself. Life is a journey, it comes with smooth and bumpy roads, and, at times, very scary cliffhangers; yet, every journey is worth trying…