Category Archives: Inspiring Individuals


By Momi April 22, 2016 Tags:
Proud and humble Nānākuli resident and Wai’anae High School gr aduate, George Kalilikane says his life’s mission is to be a blessing to others.  He does that one paddleboard lesson at a time. J [Read more...]


By Momi April 22, 2016 Tags:
When it comes to knowing what he wants and going for it, 28-year-old Samuel Keli’inui “Kamu” Kapoi is all guts.  Kamu  is  a  man  on  a  mission.  He  describes  himself  as  ‘str [Read more...]

Another young man on a mission – LEIGHTON PANUI

By Momi April 22, 2016 Tags:
It  was  evident  in  the  8th  grade  that  Leighton  Panui Jr. had a promising future. The afternoon  I had an encounter with Leighton, while he was an  8th  grader  at  WIS,  impact [Read more...]

Congratulations Max Holloway on your recent win against Cole Miller!

By Momi April 19, 2016
MMA FIGHTER: M A X “BLESSED” HOLLOWAY 23-year-old, 2009 Wai’anae High School graduate Jerome “Max” Holloway is a man on a mission. He’s a husband, father and son.  He’s doing his best t [Read more...]

42-year-old, Johanne Mitchell, is a man on a mission

By Momi April 19, 2016
JOHA NNE M ITCHELL brings jiu jitsu  to mākaha Johanne MitchellJohanne, his wife Lynn and his children Alexis and Sky, have  brought the ancient ar t of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Mākaha. Through 808 [Read more...]

The Man Behind the Magazine: Tadd Rienstra of TJR WORKS! LLC

By Momi April 19, 2016
Most Hawaii transplants come to Hawaii over the ocean, or on the ocean.  Not Tadd Rienstra.  He came through the ocean–on a submarine! In 1991, stationed on the USS Flasher SSN-613, from San D [Read more...]

CHUCK WHEATLEY – WCCHC Board Member and Contributor

By Momi April 10, 2016 Tags: ,
WCCHC Board Member and Contributor
I’m too old to know better, but too young to resist.” That’s the first thing this feisty 78 year old said to me the minute we sat down. Thus far, Chuck has led an exciting life of servitude. Chu [Read more...]


By Momi April 9, 2016 Tags: ,
My focus has always been to enrich the lives of our community’s keiki. Our job is to challenge them to live their best lives and support them as they work to seize it.” Born and raised in Wai’an [Read more...]