I'm originally from "The Land Of Enchantment" Taos, New Mexico. I moved to Hawaii 8 years ago after living in Alaska for 3 years.
My husband Jonathan and I have been married for 13 years and have an awesome 13 year old daughter, Luna.
Our family is very entrepreneurial and we love being able to work for ourselves while living on this amazing island. We own a popular bakery & cafe called "Up Country Bakery & Cafe", we also have a contemporary ceramics business called "Pele's Paint Your Own Pottery" (named after Hawaii's Volcano Goddess), where we get to create art projects with guests at the most beautiful resorts on the island.
We just embarked on the vacation rental business after moving into our dream home/property last year. After the experience of staying in some really neat Hostels and vacation homes in Alaska, I thought it would be so neat to be able to have a space to offer that experience myself one day. And here we are. :). We really enjoy providing a comfortable space, meeting other people, hearing about other places and cultures.
Jon and I are very casual and conscious hosts. We want you to feel comfortable while staying at our home and are super easy to communicate with. Because of our super busy lives, we can be on the go quite a bit, however we're very easy to reach via cell phone, email or bakery number if needed.
While it's been a while since we've traveled, we LOVE exploring new places and plan to travel abroad very soon. Jon traveled to different places in Europe years ago. I've yet had the opportunity to go there. Top of the dream list is England, Scotland, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Egypt and an African Safari.
Jon is a certified diver and has a 21' Ali'i Kai fishing boat. He was a commercial fisherman in Alaska for over 15 years and was also a building contractor for many years. We are Dairy Free Vegetarians.
Our 13 year old daughter is "unschooled". She's very sweet, loves animals and sports. She is an amazing helper with our businesses and also runs our bakery booth at the South Kona Green Market. She's paddles with her canoe racing team 2-4 times a week and loves the beach. She's part mermaid.
I love watching my daughter practice 6 man canoe racing at Keauhou Bay, looking out at the amazing ocean, swimming with dolphins and arts & crafts galore! I also love books on self re-discovery and spirituality. Some of my favorite books and authors are: Louise Hay, "The Four Agreements", "The Voice of Knowledge", Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins, Lucinda Bassett, Doreen Virtue, Harry Pottery Series, The Hobbit & LOTR.
Hope to meet you while you venture Hawaii!