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july • 2018 keiki cover model

Sending a big Aloha and Mahalo to our five-year-old keiki cover boy Ashten DeRego and his family this month!

Ashten’s mom is Sherry Anne DeRego. She works at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in rooms control and front office. Dad is Argylle DeRego, a loan officer.

The family lives in Kahului and Ashten will be starting kindergarten in the fall of this year. He loves to draw, play basketball, build Legos and travel with his family.

Mom shares, “Ashten has visited four countries and ten different states, he is very active physically and creative as well. Ashten is super excited to be a big brother to a soon-to-be baby sister! Every single discovery that we make about Ashten’s talents and abilities inspire us to work even harder to provide things that will cultivate his talents!”


june • 2018 keiki cover models

Aloha and mahalo to the Quitevis family for sharing Hunter Makana‘okalani and Tucker Kamuela with us this month!

Mom is Sierra Quitevis, lobby concierge supervisor at Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, and dad is Kalei Quitevis, a residential electrician supervisor. The family lives in Kihei.

Hunter is seven years old, and is in first grade at Kamali‘i Elementary, where he enjoys math and science. At home Hunter enjoys soccer, hiking, and building with Legos. Tucker is five years old, and attends preschool at Kihei Baptist. He enjoys arts & crafts, and going on adventures with his family.

Sierra shared with us, “My boys inspire me daily to grow as a leader in my profession to provide for them and teach my guests and agents the love for Maui that my boys have!”


may • 2018 keiki cover models

We want to say Aloha and Mahalo to sister and brother Peyton Maria and Perfecto Franco Jr., our keiki models for this May issue.

Mom is Justine Maldonado-Morgan, reservation agent at Fairmont Kea Lani Resort & Spa, and the family lives in Kahului.

Peyton is seven years old, and attends Pomaika‘i school in the second grade, where she enjoys the arts and swimming after school.

Perfecto is nine years old, and attends school at Pomaika‘i in the third grade. He also loves art and going to the beach and pool on weekends.

Mom shares, “My kids are my world. They fill my life with joy, and are the main reason I work as hard as I do. They inspire me to succeed in work and in life.”

april • 2018 keiki cover models

photo: susan slade photography

Aloha and Mahalo to Natassia Isabelle Nava and Nyles Nicholas Nava, our keiki cover brother and sister for this April issue. Thank you to mom and dad for sharing their smiles with us!

Mom is Ruby Pacring, front desk agent at Ka‘anapali Beach Club. Dad is Jr. Nava, a painter at Honua Kai Resort. The family lives in Lahaina.

Natassia is five years old, and loves dancing hula and Tahitian. Nyles is in sixth grade at Lahaina Intermediate, and enjoys playing basketball.

Mom shares, “Both of my kids are full of energy and they love playing with their cousins. They inspire me to do what I love and to strive to do better in life.”

march • 2018 keiki cover model

Mahalo to the Anakalea ‘ohana for sharing Imani’s sweet smile with us this month!

Imani Kamakanananimaikalanikeha Anakalea is our five-year-old keiki cover model this month; she will start kindergarten in the fall.

The family lives in Wailuku, and mom is Frances Anakalea, office and sales manager at Maui Ocean Center. Dad is Alisha Anakalea, security officer at Kahului airport. Imani also has her Aunty Charito Richardson, who works at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui.

Mom shares, “Imani loves the beach and marine life, and most importantly she loves her family and friends. She is constantly looking to learn new things. Imani’s inquisitive mind and caring spirit inspires me to gain knowledge and share this with everyone that I encounter.” — photo: susan slade photography

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.”

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.