Greetings and Salutations!
Since graduating from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, I have obtained extensive television and broadcast experience. I started out working for Oceanic Cable in their Community Programming Department where my duties included instructing individuals how to produce, operate and edit programs for broadcast.
Upon leaving Oceanic Cable I moved on to KWHE TV-14
where I produced and directed everything from 'live' weekly television
programs to editing and producing corporate and private programs for
clients for broadcast. In 1991, I was the producer as well as a
photographer for the 1991 total lunar eclipse on the Big Island of
Hawaii. The video feed went all over the world and was seen on CNN.
I freelanced and traveled to various foreign countries including:
England, Jordan, Israel, Vanuatu, Fiji, Spain, France, Switzerland, New Zealand,
Australia, Turkey, Germany, Greece, Solomon Islands and Austria documenting historical
sites, both secular and religious. Thirty-minute programs were
produced and aired on KWHE TV-14 as well as on other independent
Soon after my overseas experience I was invited to join KHNL
Hawaii News 8 as a Photojournalist where my duties included writing,
shooting, editing and reporting news stories on a daily basis to be
broadcast. KHNL was the nations first all-digital newsroom and
made local television history by being awarded an Emmy for 'Best
Newscast in a Small Market' in 1996.
After my time at KHNL, I returned to KWHE, Oceanic Cable 11, to become
the Broadcast Production Manager. KWHE was the local Warner Brothers
affiliate at the time. During my time at the station, our weekly cume
(ratings) jumped from a 3.9 share to a 7.9 within six months after
launching the new programming. My duties also included managing four
employees as well as twenty freelancers when large productions were in
My next challenge lead me to Golden Tapa Productions where we produced a thirty-minute magazine-style program, Hawaii Business Magazine , which aired on KHON and KGMB. Our company was nominated for a Regional Emmy in 1999 for best program in the 'Current Affairs Program' category. We also produced the Jaguar CEO Tour, a one-hour golf highlight program shot from various locations across the nation including Chicago, Arizona, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The show aired regionally, as well as locally and earned a Telly Award in 1999.
Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Habilitat Inc.,
on the Windward side of O'ahu, as a PR Specialist, photographer and
graphic artist. Scheduling promotional events with the media and
designing promotional material were just a few of my duties.
Currently, I am a freelance photographer & graphic artist utilizing
my own company. I enjoy working everything from corporate events to
weddings and everything in between. I also enjoy being the Fleet Manager for O'ahu Nature Tours.
I have always enjoyed every aspect of photography, graphic design & television production. I love the feeling of completing a project and seeing the final results. Thank you very much for taking the time to view my site.