Raised as a military brat, I was born in Japan and spent my early childhood in California. My family then made a cross-country trip that ended in New Jersey, where I grew roots and stayed for nearly twenty years. Influenced by Filipino culture and traditions, I was raised with a well-rounded palate and an open mind. I earned a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, and later a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Argosy University.
Although I enjoyed what the tri-state area offered, I knew I was meant to be somewhere else. I quit my job and relocated to a place I never visited before—Hawaiʻi! Since December 2004, I have been living on the island of Oʻahu and now call Hawaiʻi home.
I enjoy the outdoors and am always looking for adventure. I love connecting with people through story, laughter, and food. There is always a story to be inspired by. You just have to discover it.