My upbringing in Hawai'i and my current life in the Continental US colors my world. My life's passion is to use design as a problem solving tool. I am motivated by a deep love of progress and empowered by the desire to gain and share knowledge.

'alawa is a Hawaiian word that means to glance. It also means a knowing glance, or to diagnose by insight. It was the name of the street I lived on for 30 years and is a driving theme of my professional life.

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