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february • 2018 keiki cover models

Aloha and Mahalo to the Welch family for sharing daughters Rhyan and Raya this month for our cover.

Dad is Jared Welch, front desk agent at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club, and mom is Kate Welch, a teacher at Pomaika‘i Elementary School in Kahului.

Rhyan is in second grade at Pomaika‘i. She loves art, math and reading. Raya attends preschool at Blossom Keiki Care in Kahului, and loves crafts, playing outdoors and learning her letters and numbers. Both girls do gymnastics and dance ballet.

Dad shares, “It’s a fun journey to watch Rhyan and Raya’s personalities develop. Seeing Maui through the eyes of my girls inspires me to be an educational resource for our guests.”

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january • 2018 keiki cover model

Wishing a very Happy New Year to Lilly Isabelle Alcon and her family. Thank you for sharing her with our readers for our January 2018 cover.

Lilly is seven years old, and is in first grade at Makawao School, where she loves art class and going into the computer lab to play games. Lilly’s mom works in sales at Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club in Ka‘anapali.

Lilly dances hip hop at Maui Academy of Performing Arts and loves to sing, surf, snowboard, and working in the garden with her grandma “DD.”

Mom shares, “Lilly inspires me to go to work  to help families make memories to last a lifetime!” Lilly’s grandma “DD,” a.k.a. Janis Melone, works at Diamond Resorts selling vacation ownership.

december • 2017 keiki cover model

Mahalo to ‘Aukai Thomas Walsh’s family for sharing his smile for our cover this month!

‘Aukai Thomas Walsh is six years old, and attends Papa Malaao Hawaiian Immersion kindergarten in Pa‘ia.

He enjoys wrestling for 808 Wrestling, and went to O’ahu for the state tournament and won his division!

He also likes studying Jiu Jitsu in Ha’iku. His favorite activities with his family are fishing, camping, and hunting on the weekends.

Mom shared, “In any hard situations, I can see the struggle in his eyes. But he is the one who never gives up, and he pushes on until he conquers it!”

 

november • 2017 keiki cover model

Mahalo to the Robillard family for sharing Kiju Marie and her smile with us this month!

Kiju Marie Robillard is nine years old, and attends Maui Preparatory Academy in Napili in the third-grade class.

The family lives in Kahana. Kiju’s mom is Minsun Robillard, director  of guest experience at The Westin Maui Resort and Spa, and her dad has been director of engineering at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua for the past ten years.

Mom shares, “Kiju loves to see people laughing, and she likes to come up with silly jokes and funny faces! Honestly, every day is a new highlight for me to see her becoming a kind, honest and genuine person!”

 

october • 2017 keiki cover model

Aloha and mahalo to Drestyn Koloa Tauto‘a Sims and his family for sharing his sweet smile with us for our cover this month!

Drestyn’s mom is Tiara Hasegawa, who works at Andaz Maui as a resort host, and dad is Jimmie Sims, Jr.

Drestyn attends preschool, and his favorite things to do are playing soccer, wrestling, football, and riding his dirt bike.

Mom shared, “Every day is a highlight with my son. He loves being silly and making people laugh. He always reminds me how much he loves me with lots of kisses, hugs, and ‘I love yous.’ He is definitely my ‘opihi boy.’ Dre inspires me to be a better person and to live life with no regrets and to always have fun!”

september • 2017 keiki cover models

We want to send a big aloha to Jordan and Kayla Newsome, and their family, for sharing their smiles with us this month.

Grandmother is Karen Happy Wood, a longtime reader of The Maui Concierge magazine and concierge at Wailea Beach Villas.

Mom is Holland Venema, and dad is Matthew Newsome.

Jordan is ten years old and attends Kam III elementary school in Lahaina, where he just started fifth grade; math is his favorite subject.

Three-year-old Kayla has not started school yet, but she loves dancing and singing to her favorite songs from “Moana.”

We want to thank Karen Happy Wood for entering her sweet grandkids for our cover this month!

 

august • 2017 keiki cover model

We want to say thank you to five-year-old Jessica Kamalulaikeha Kamaka and her family for sharing her smile with us this month for our cover.

Mom is Sandi Kamaka of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, and dad is Travis Kamaka a Department of Public Safety officer.

The family lives in Wailuku, and Jessica dances hula for Halau Kauluokala with Kumu Uluwehi Guerrero. She also enjoys swimming with Maui Swim Club.

Mom shares, “a favorite memory of ours is when Jessica saw her sisters dancing hula at a wedding she went on stage and joined in with a big confident smile even though she didn’t know how to dance, she was about three-years-old at the time! We have enjoyed watching her grow into an independent and confident person.”

 


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