Field Trip Friends took a group of parents and children on a bird-watching trip during February. Photo by Karen De Borja.

Friendly “Ed-Ventures”

Jackie M. Young

Cindy MacFarlane-Flores loooves the outdoors. “When I was an elementary school teacher at Epiphany Episcopal School (now merged with Mid-Pacific Institute) in the 2000s, they called me ‘Miss Nature,’ ” the owner of Field Trip Friends says with a laugh, “because everything I taught there I connected with the environment, the Hawaiian culture or the Read the full article…


Education & Career Advancement Guide 2017

Hawaii Business magazine

Knowledge is power. Learn how these institutions can expand your education and develop new skills. This special section will provide information on advanced degrees, special certifications, and training courses to provide you with the best opportunity to succeed.

May, 2017
Photo by Kent Nishimura.

Talk Story: Paul Turnbull

Noelle Fujii

In June 2013, Turnbull took the top job at Mid-Pacific, a private school in Manoa with 1,580 students enrolled in preschool through high school. He talks about technology in education, project-based learning and other innovations in teaching. Q: You most recently worked in a public school system in California. What surprised you about working at Read the full article…

Education , Leadership , May 2017
May, 2017
Photo by David Croxford.

Talk Story: Richard Vuylsteke

Lavonne Leong

Vuylsteke (pronounced VUL-stek) has had a global career that has carried him through universities, journalism, the military and the business world. He recently left his post as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to assume leadership of the East-West Center, whose mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and dialogue among Asia, Read the full article…

April 2017 , Education , Leadership
April, 2017
Photo by David Croxford

Virtually There

Tiffany Hill

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers bought a new camera in July. Nothing special in that; Realtors have long used pictures to entice prospective buyers to visit houses for sale. But this purchase was special: a $4,500 Matterport Pro 3D, an automated, high dynamic range camera that creates virtual reality tours of homes, inside and out. Read the full article…