I am friendly, warm and exuberant. I love living on the big island and exploring this amazing place full of fascinating cultures, unique plants and animals and breathtaking land and seascapes. I love to travel, explore the local cultures, sample all the local foods, and meet other travelers. We are slowly turning our yard into an edible landscape and strive to live lightly on the land with our solar powered house, hybrid car, low waste, compost and recycling focus. I work for Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization and my husband is an Astronomer working for a local observatory on Mauna Kea. We have a 4 yr. old daughter who is a joy to share the wonders of the world with. I love the beach, snorkeling, hiking, running, exploring natural areas, meeting new people, making and eating food, and dancing.