Giving the shaka at the top of the climb up Pu’u Manamana

Hawaii Born.

I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, half the time living in town and the other half spent in Ewa Beach. I grew up the local way… eating spam musubi, popping fireworks at New Year’s, and complaining about traffic on the H1. As a young boy I looked forward to the day I would leave the islands and call the mainland home. While I did call the frozen north (Minnesota) home for five years, as I grew older I realized my love for Hawaii – its food, people, lifestyle, weather, and culture. I came back to Honolulu in 2016 to be among friends and family once again.

The Food Blogger.

I love food. I love exploring new flavors and ingredients. I want chefs to challenge my palate. I want food to tell a story, to convey emotion, to form a memory I will retain for years to come. I started taking photos and blogging about my dining experiences in Honolulu back in 2007, way before it was cool to be a food blogger. Over the years I’ve progressed from a Canon PowerShot to full DSLR photography. Now I’m on the mirrorless bandwagon, but still shooting in RAW.

Over the year’s I’ve written short pieces for a few publications online. Those pieces include (starting with the most recent):

Frolic Hawaii
Heavy Table

My food photos, amateur as they are, have been fortunate to appear in several online and print publications. These publications include Food & Wine Magazine, Savuer, AFAR Travel Magazine, Eater, Heavy Table, and Frolic Hawaii. I archive photos from most of my notable meals on Flickr. You can view those albums here.

The Businessman.

I wasn’t a great student. The intellect might have been there, but the desire (and maturity) to do homework and attend lectures was not. I took time off from school – for what was supposed to be a semester – and fell into the world of B2B sales. I’ve never looked back. Since starting my career in CompUSA’s business team, I have since gone on to work for some of the biggest names in business technology: Xerox, Canon, Toshiba. I’ve helped hundreds of businesses in Hawaii and Minnesota improve their use of technology and streamline their business processes. Prior to coming back to Hawaii I worked as the Director of Sales for Toshiba’s business solutions division throughout Minnesota.

Today I work in business services, helping local clients better manage their internal HR processes and associated costs: healthcare, worker’s compensation, payroll, etc.

The Website.

This site was created so I could have a place to aggregate my posts on various topics. I like to photograph and write about food, travel, hiking, and events. I’ll also write the occasional post about my business interests and musings*.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you find here at least one thing of interest!

*Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer(s) or business partners.