I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. Noooooo, actually that was a line from the movie “Notting Hill.” I’m just a girl from a little seaside town on the island of O’ahu called Kane’ohe. When I was a kid in school, I always wrote. Pen, pencil, colored markers and paper were my best friends. I got good grades in my English class for writing creative stories and poems. I liked organizing parties. My first “special event” was in the 6th grade when I planned a super secret gathering after school behind the classroom portables for couples only. It was epic. We stood around in an awkward circle and talked. I think now they might call that networking.
In high school, I was very involved in theatre and dance. Even though I enjoyed performing on stage, and later became a dancer and choreographer, I was more interested in designing and developing the on-stage experiences for the audience from behind the scenes. From there, I started in the advertising business and worked my way up the ladder. Along the way, I’d always be asked to coordinate a party, book signing, or special event. I’m guessing it was because of my super Type A personality, organizing skills, or because they had no one else that was crazy enough to tackle the project.
Either way, I found that I loved that type of work, had a natural affinity for it, and segued into public relations. I love what I have been doing for quite some time now, and more so, I love helping other nice folks get their stories out into the world. I’m sort of grown up now. I live and work between my ex-home of Los Angeles, and my home of Hawai’i where I was raised. I’ve taken all of my mentoring, traveling, arts, life, and work experiences and created Poi Planet. It’s a simple concept really. And it’s written in my mission statement here:
“Communications services for the little guy (and then some)
because everyone deserves the chance to be heard.”
I hope we can create together soon!