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By: Tiffany Hill
October, 2014

A Guardian During Your Darkest Times

Trained, court-appointed volunteers help children navigate the Family Court system when they’re most vulnerable.

Noy Worachit moved more during her adolescence – over 15 times – than most people do in their entire lives. As a teenager, she also spent time in corrections facilities and gave birth to her daughter. Worachit’s youth, like that of many foster children, was full of challenges and problems. But one woman who volunteered to Read the full article…

By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

Ask the Expert: Health Insurance Plans

J.P. Schmidt President & CEO, Family Health Hawaii familyhealthhawaii.com Question: What steps should I take to make sure I choose the right health insurance for my employees without breaking the bank? Answer: Dealing with health insurance doesn’t have to be intimidating if you keep things simple. Here are a few tips. When comparing plans, ask Read the full article…

By: Catherine E. Toth
October, 2014

She Shares Her Love of Ballet

Name: Vivienne Lim Job: Owner and artistic director, Royal Academy of Ballet Experience: Three decades in ballet Start: Born in Malaysia, Lim was just 3 when her parents enrolled her in a ballet program certified by the esteemed Royal Academy of Dance in London. After her family moved to New York City, she continued dancing, Read the full article…

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By: Catherine E. Toth
October, 2014

Stunts? “Sounds like fun!”

Name: Katie Wright Pere Job: Stuntwoman Experience: 14 years Start:  While Pere attended Florida State University, she trained two to three hours a day, six days a week, as a competitive swimmer. She also rode Jet Skis and water skied. “I was really physically strong and I could handle myself in a lot of different Read the full article…

By: Catherine E. Toth
October, 2014

Talk Story with Pohai Ryan

Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association Ryan brings wide experience to her role, from managing an information office in Kailua to serving as a state senator. This Kamehameha Schools alumna plans to focus on culture and authenticity during her tenure, which started in January. How does your varied background benefit you in this role? My Read the full article…

By: Lehia Apana
October, 2014

Maui Favorite Going Global

When David Yamashiro opened his 65-square-foot shave ice shop in Lahaina in December 2008, he had to beg people to try his product. “In the beginning, we were selling about 15 shave ice from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.,” Yamashiro remembers. “It was so bad that I handed out coupons, but nobody would come, even Read the full article…