A 28 year district resident born at Kapiolani Medical Center who lived in Waikiki as a child.
BA, Journalism, University of Hawaii: Manoa.
Senior Aide, Ann Kobayashi
Information Specialist, Department of Land and Natural Resources
Senior Assistant, Dr. Duke Bainum M.D
Talk Show Host, K-108
Radio Broadcaster, KGU AM 76
Talk Show Host, KPOI - 98 Rock
Director of Development and Community Relations, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii
Legislative Aide, Vice Speaker Rep. K. Mark Takai.
I have volunteered for the Hawaii Aloha Festivals Parade, Honolulu Marathon, Easter Seals 'Taste of Honolulu,' Great Aloha Run, Junior Achievement Bowling Blast, Honolulu Chinese Jaycees membership activities, and others.
I also participated in the United Japanese Society of Hawaii's Japan Festival; 1999, 46th Annual Narcissus Festival; 1995, Aloha United Way's 2001 Executive Loan Program, March of Dimes Walk America; 1993, Hawaii Seniors Fair; 1998, Hosted 1996 the Miss Chinatown Pageant, Dept. of Transportation's H-3 Opening; 1996
I have previously been a member of the League of Women Voters, Waikiki Community Center, Hawaii Association of Broadcasters, American Society of Professional Journalists, Massage Therapist Association of Hawaii, (I am a licensed Massage Therapist,) 24 Hour Fitness Center - Kapiolani Blvd., YMCA Atkinson Drive, Punahou Spa Fitness Center and was an improv actor in Honolulu City Laffs comdey group; 1994-96.
Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 2006-present
Member of the following committees:
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Economic Development & Business
Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts