I was born and raised in Hilo Hawaii. I cannot express how much I loved growing up here
on the Big Island and I had some of the best values taught and demonstrated to me from
For "high school" I attended Hawai Preparatory Academy (H.P.A.), again great memories
of not only school but the wonderful area of Waimea.
Then for "college" I left Hawaii briefly and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and also a
Bachelor of Science degree from Ripon College in Wisconsin "smak dab" in the MidWest of
the "Mainland" USA.
I came back to my home in Hawaii and have always been very hard working and got
involved with many jobs and ventures. I received my real estate salesman's license in 1971
and then worked hard to achieve my State of Hawaii Broker's license in 1973. I was planted
and established before the BOOM, and I've seen trends go up and come back down, you
could say I've been around!
I've been in real estate for 41+ years now! My specialty in real estate is as the "buyer's
broker". Most everyone who has not been under a rock knows, we have been in a "BUYER'S
MARKET" for some years now and likely will for some years -- so my word to you is it's an
absolutely GREAT time to buy.
I have access to very experienced staff with access to wholesale contract rates -- highly
recommended by Pauline Frommer in Frommer's Guide to the Big Island, among others.
I regularly book airfares, rental cars, tours, arrange catering for big venues, place weddings,
arrange for deep sea fishing trips, excusions to our live volcano, luaus, -- you name it.
I have been involved in many businesses on the Big Island of Hawaii and even several in
I keep busy also with managing, advertising/promoting and keeping tenants or guests
booked, then cleaning and maintaining properties for long term and shorter term vacation
rentals for property owners. In more than one case I sold the property to the owners and we
maintain an excellent business balance year after year!
Several things I believe in are long term relationships (I'd rather keep your friendship than
sacrifice it for profit); in business contracts that are beneficial to both sides (where each
party gets good terms); and I also believe that our attitudes in life can make a big
difference -- that's why one of my favorite sayings is: