Born in the New York, USA area, I have lived on Oahu almost 20 years, 7 of them in the Makaha area. I love the water and hiking and will be able to help you find secret beaches, hiking trails, and the coolest snorkeling spots.
Aloha Heather, thank you for the nice comments, and I'm glad you enjoyed Hawaii! Sorry the roosters kept you up, but thanks so much for mentioning that they belong to a neighbor and are not mine, and that I provide earplugs to try to help people ignore them!!