BF-new-white-Owner Grapevine Productions, full-service public relations company, established 1988

-Freelance writer/photographer, published in numerous Hawai‘i and Mainland publications since 1986

-Co-author, Ten Speed Press (now Random House) – The Hali’imaile General Store Cookbook with Chef Beverly Gannon and D.K.’s Sushi Chronicles from Hawai’i; Recipes from Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar with Chef D.K. Kodama

-Contributor, Frommer’s guides, Dorling Kindersley (London) Eyewitness Guides, Fodor’s guides

-Winner, three Pele Awards, copywriting/advertising

-Belgium field producer, Hawai‘i documentary “Simple Courage” (1989), winner of numerous awards including a regional Emmy

-News reporter/writer/editor, producer/bureau chief, and studio director at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CBS, and PBS, 1971 – 1982

-Writer, producer, director, 30-minute film documentary for the CBC, nominated for ACTRA award

-Instructor, Menu Merchandising, Maui Community College Culinary Arts program, 1987 – 1993; in May 2007, earned Pastry Cook certificate from MCC Culinary Arts program

-Owner, Discriminating Taste (gourmet catering), 1985 – 1988

-Student of Hawaiian language, culture and values since 1990

-Community service: Kauahea (Hawaiian cultural non-profit); Punana Leo o Maui (Hawaiian language immersion pre-school); Harvest Maui (founder of Maui’s first program to feed the community’s hungry and homeless, 1990 – 1993; evolved into Maui Food Bank); “Here’s to the Heroes” (fundraising event benefitting the Maui Firefighters Relief Association and Engine 33, Ladder 9 in New York City, on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks); Maui Community College Culinary Arts Program; Maui AIDS Foundation

-Member, Directors Guild of America since 1978

-Lifelong NY Yankees fan