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objective Continued professional development in the areas of business, marketing, networking and reputation management via information technology, web services, and new media.
education B.A., Journalism, Univ. of Hawai`i-Manoa (Summer 2001) — 3.3 cumulative GPA; Hawaiian Language as Discipline of Choice.

Mililani High School (June 1992) — Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 3.6 cumulative GPA.

skills Extensive writing experience, including newswriting, copywriting, editing, public relations, advertising, documentation and personal narrative. Immersed in web and Internet technologies, notably web services and social networks and their applications in business, marketing, issue advocacy, and reputation management; familiar with most multimedia, graphic design and publishing applications; strong administrative, leadership and interpersonal skills.


PR & Communications Manager, Hawaii Information Service (February 2007 to Present). Coordinated member and external communications, including email announcements, blog bulletins, web notices, and social media. Was also part of the project management team, a cross-departmental unit tasked with advancing company-wide initiatives. Initially served as webmaster, helping to shape the company's growing portfolio of web services.

Technology Co-Host, Hawaii Public Radio (August 2008 to Present). Co-hosted "Bytemarks Cafe," a weekly, drive-time, hour-long radio show focused on science and technology in Hawaii. Broadcast on KIPO 89.3FM at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, the show covered technology headlines and included in-depth interviews with local leaders and innovators.

Lecturer, University of Hawaii at Manoa - School of Communications (Spring 2011 to Present). Helped with the development of a hybrid 400-level broadcast and online course, incorporating web video and social media tools as part of the student-produced Campus Connections newscast. Led a "web team" to promote and publish produced pieces as well as supplementary material online.

Information Security Officer & Web Services Manager, Hawaii National Bank (February 2003 to January 2007). Coordinated the bank's Information Security Program, including policy, compliance, risk assessment and training. Also oversaw operation and maintenance of the bank's public website and intranet, and managed the Internet Banking product and associated third-party relationships. Assisted with general information technology issues, as well as marketing and internal communication efforts.

Manager, Information Technology & Communications, Pacific Basin Economic Council - PBEC (August 1998 to January 2003). Redesigned, expanded and maintained the website of this international trade association; oversaw most publications, including a quarterly newsletter, an annual meeting summary, and assorted PR and special printed pieces; served as network administrator and all-around technology troubleshooter in the International Secretariat office in Honolulu.

Consultant, Leahi.Net (April 1998 to present). Worked on a consultancy, contractor, or freelance basis for a diverse array of organizations and businesses, notably nonprofit groups, community service organizations and schools. Projects ranged from web development to marketing collateral to maximizing the online channel.

Webmaster, University of Hawai`i Press (June 1997 to October 1998). Wrote or adapted promotional copy and scanned covers for new publications for online display; updated site to allow secure book purchases; and expanded site to include the press' international marketing services and guides for potential authors.

Webmaster, Academy of International Business (May 1997 to present). Redesigned and substantially expanded website for nonprofit scholarly association linking members and chapters in over 20 countries; implemented and moderated an international business mailing list; and edited and designed quarterly newsletter.

Editor-in-Chief, Ka Leo O Hawai`i, University of Hawai`i-Manoa (May 1995 to May 1997). Managed day-to-day affairs and advanced long-term goals of the newspaper (circulation 24,000), regularly working with students, a diverse student staff of 30-50, the overseeing Board of Publications, and the university administration. Coordinated office affairs, tracked payroll and interviewed applicants. Also received and responded to questions, comments and complaints from students and the public.

citations &


Panelist, Pacific Building Trade Expo (October 2011). "Cloud Computing."

Panelist, Inman Agent Reboot (August 2011). "Online Reputation."

Co-Presenter, Smart Business Hawaii (August 2011). "Social Media & Technology for Business."

Panelist, HMAUS Springfest (April 2011). "The Future of Mobile."

Guest Speaker, UH School of Communications (April 2011, recurring). "Media Ethics."

Consultant, Hawaii State Department of Health (August 2010). "Web 2.0 & Social Network Strategic Roadmap."

personal I am a long-time advocate of citizen journalism, independent media making, and personal publishing. I am also passionate about the power and potential of online communities. Perhaps most of all, I am a child of and believer in Hawaii, and devote much of my time to fostering and promoting the local technology scene. I am married with three children, and enjoy reading, writing, biking, hiking, and napping.
references Available upon request.
  Originally posted online on 16 November 1995. Updated on 3 October 2011.