Careers

Food Truck Lets Him Be Chef and Owner

Name: Marcos Rebibis Age: 42 Job: Chef and owner, Koi Catering & Takeout, dba Koi Food Truck Start: Rebibis was born in the Philippines but moved to Honolulu with his parents when he was 2. The Roosevelt High graduate received his chef’s certificate…

Water Slide Tester

Name: Keanu Santana Age: 22 Job: Water slide tester and operations supervisor, Wet’n’Wild Hawaii Start: Santana grew up in Waianae and graduated from Waianae High School in 2014. “What I love about the school is that it’s located right next to the ocean,”…

Protecting Art for Posterity

Name: Cynthia Low Age: 50 Job: Director of collections and exhibitions registrar, Honolulu Museum of Art Start: Low was born in Los Angeles and raised on Maui. She got her bachelor’s degree in art history at UH Manoa, her master’s in architecture from…

Top Priorities First

But you can’t put off forever those minor things on your To Do List that must be done. Set aside regular times for them and then reward yourself. Q: I’m torn. Is it better to bang through my to-do list,…

The Apprentice

New apprenticeships in tech, healthcare, cooking and business are attracting local applicants with a tried-and-true mix: a paid job plus classes to improve your skills. And tuition is almost entirely covered by federal grants. Guy Shibayama says an apprenticeship saved…

The Vulture Swoops In

Our department is great about sharing food with each other. What we hate are colleagues from other departments grabbing our food before everyone on our team has had a bite. Q: I read your advice about the food pushers, those…

Don’t Call Him A Bounty Hunter

NAME: Scot Ling AGE: 56 JOB: Bail bondsman/fugitive recovery agent and owner, 4Freedom Bail Bonds, based in Kailua-Kona, with agents on Oahu and Maui START: Ling was born and raised in Kailua on Oahu but attended UH Hilo. He eventually received his associate…

How to Engage Remote Workers

Q: Our employees often work off-site at client offices. How do we keep them feeling connected? A: That’s a challenge we face at Accuity, because public accounting is a demanding profession with long hours, complex clients and many projects that…