Restaurant Kid

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to lead teams in opening eight corporate and freestanding restaurants.  The highlight was the creation of OLA, a beachfront restaurant on the sands of Kuilima Bay that I opened with my wife Cheryl in 2005. Two years later, our daughter Maya Rose was born and her life…

New Member Profile: Cactus

Cactus opened its doors just over five years ago in April of 2012.  When the owners of Cactus would come home to Hawaii from traveling the world, the style of cuisine they missed the most was South American.  They also thought about ingredients available locally and wondered if it could be interpreted into those dishes…

Sports: Great for the Body, But Bad for the Teeth?

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Here are some of those smile-harming offenders: Basketball Whereas contact sports require players to wear…

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It is a great time to get your cholesterol levels checked and take steps to correct high levels before they lead to complications. More than 102 million Americans over age 20 currently have high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and in many foods.…