Towards what end is my life lived?
What defines Mike is a blend of heartfelt participation within a passionate community, celebrating his abundant cultural influences, and fulfilling accomplishments culminating in a deeply spiritual, kind hearted, and genuine person. Born and raised on Oahu and Kauai, Mikes pride in his heritage cast his deep empathy and appreciation for his home. Within his lineage is an earnest ohana of beloved kupuna (elders), gifted musicians, pioneering water persons, prominent public service representatives and small business owners.
Graceful island themes seasoned Mike’s character and upbringing. Values were taught and morals instilled by family example. Compassion and giving of oneself are qualities that resonate throughout his life.
As a fortunate young adult, learning first hand lessons while roaming throughout Europe and the Americas taught self reliance, trust in others and living thru instincts. California college degrees followed. Mike was employed as a Maui county fire fighter/EMT, handling extreme situations on Molokai, Lanai and Maui. As an Oahu county life guard, sharing his love of the sea meant remaining vigilant of hazards.
The past four years, he worked as a property manager and caretaker for an exclusive Kauai north shore estate, rented by high profile celebrities and families. Merging enthusiasm with thorough competence, he ensured meticulous upkeep and special requests were adeptly handled with discretion. Throughout the years, Hollywood studios engaged his cordial island expertise. They entrusted him in arranging private homes and personal services for their elite clientele and troubleshooting on set or estate security issues, handling unusual demands on exotic locales. Mikes fascination with premiere hospitality led to long term involvement with “Roy’s” Hawaiian fusion restaurants, assisting in new ventures and staffing through the years. He learned detailed aspects of a small business while groundbreaking a plush spa in San Francisco. As an accomplished lomilomi masseur with a state wide bodywork business and a 20 year private clientele, he also spoils his family and friends. Mike has gained a stellar reputation within the islands and is best known for his honesty and hard work, exuberant energy and above all, loyalty to his clients, guest, co workers, family and friends.
Mike worked with many of Hawaii’s preferred venues. “Outrigger Hotels” guests services, “Blue Hawaiian” helicopter concierge, “Na Pali Adventures” first mate, “Princeville Ranch Adventures” zip line guide, surf instructor to name a few. He’s a licensed Hawaii real estate agent, travel agent, certified lomilomi masseur, trained EMT/First responder, lifelong surfer, accomplished musician, and especially devoted loving daddy and husband.
As of recent, Bill Gillette, principal broker of Kauai Tropical Properties in Hanalei has invited Mike to further his dream of upholding the finest standards of guest fulfillment. He is readily available to assist in all areas of exclusive vacation rentals, estate management and home sales. Stop in anytime to talk story.
Mike partners with conscientious individuals and businesses who embrace and honor abundance, grateful appreciation for shared experiences within our island community, diversity and well being, treating all as we expect to be treated.
Mike contributes his time and profits to various local and international foundations:
- American Cancer Society (in honor of mom and brother Tommy)
- Surfrider Foundation, Hawaii
- Camp Laurel- Children living with HIV, California
- Doctors without Borders International
- Mono Lake Committee, California
- Food Bank, Kauai
- Kokua Foundation, Hawaii