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september • 2019 keiki cover model

Aloha and Mahalo to the family of Tytan Kamahele O‘Kala‘akea Castillo for sharing our keiki cover model this month.

Mom is Nisha Santana, supervisor at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, and dad is Curtis Castillo.

Tytan just started Kindergarten in Kahului and loves music. He enjoys swim class, and plans to play rugby next season. He also loves hanging out with his cousins.

Mom shares, “Tytan has such a great sense of humor. His facial expressions and ‘words of wisdom’ will catch you off guard, and you can’t help but laugh! He is our baby of six children, and is the only boy. He definitely inspires me to share the Aloha spirit with our guests and to be humble with any challenges we may encounter.”


august • 2019 keiki cover models

We want to thank the Jarrett family for sharing their keiki Kaizenkoa & Kailea for this month’s cover photo!

Mom is Megan Jarrett, concierge at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa. Kaizenkoa is a year old; big sister Kailea is seven years old, and attends Doris Todd Christian School, where she just finished first grade.

Kailea enjoys ballet, swim team, going to the beach with her family to surf, and she also loves art.

Mom shares, “My kids inspire me to always have fun, be grateful, and to make the most out of life! I love my job—there is so much beauty everywhere I look, and I feel extremely blessed. My children bring me so much joy, and I want to do everything I can to make sure they have an amazing life. I love how my job as a concierge helps keep me aware of how many fun things for keiki Maui has to offer!”

july • 2019 keiki cover models

Mahalo to Lena and John Devlin for sharing their daughters this month for our beautiful keiki cover.

Kealohikanoelehua Sophia is heading into 6th grade, and enjoys participating on a Maui dance team. Kaliaonalani Kalilinoe is beginning 4th grade in the fall, and loves playing soccer and archery.

Mom is Lena Devlin, concierge specialist for Westin Maui Resort & Spa, and dad John Devlin is a firefighter at the Lahaina station.

Mom shares, “One of my favorite memories with my girls was last year they went on their first plane ride to Seattle; they were so excited to see snow! My work is about helping guests take on new experiences and living. My children try everything; this inspires me daily!”

june • 2019 keiki cover model

Aloha and Mahalo to the family of Roni Surae Kauanoe Naea for sharing her sweet smile with us this month!

Roni is four years old, and attends preschool in Kahului. Mom is Kaleiopuaonalani Uweko’olani, cultural specialist in the recreation department at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa.

Roni enjoys gymnastics at Jumping Bean Gymnastics in Kahului, and loves going to the park, swimming, reading, playing, and singing.

Mom shared, “Roni loves going to school and making new friends. She loves learning and expressing herself through her vivid imagination. Roni reminds me that life is a lei halia’a, a lei of memories. When your flowers or memories have filled on one side, you can simply create more on the other side.”

may • 2019 keiki cover model

Our May keiki cover girl is beautiful seven-year-old Zyrhelle Jhoelliane Savedra Mariano.

Mom is Hazelyn Savedra, guest relations coordinator, Ho‘olei at Grand Wailea, and dad is Renuel Mariano with Private Paradise Villas.

Zyrhelle attends Kahului Elementary School, and her favorite subjects are math, English, and recess (she loves the playground!)

Mom shares, “We taught our daughter to grow up with the Golden Rule ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ My child inspires me with her positive attitude; she wakes up every morning with a smile and sees everything as perfect. She reminds us what it is like to be happy with the simple things in life.”

april • 2019 keiki cover models

Aloha and Mahalo to Kaianu David Valdivia and Kalena Kekoa Nohealani Romero, this month’s keiki cover models!

Kaianu is ten years old and in fifth grade, and sister Kalena is six years old and attends kindergarten. Mom is Kinoikilaioalana Almeida, night auditor at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, and dad is Edgar Romero, night manager at Honua Kai Resort. The family lives in Wailuku.

Mom shares, “Kaianu enjoys math at school, and Kalena likes art and computers. Both love the water, swimming, snorkeling and SUP. I tell them both to fill their lives with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show. We work hard to take the kids on vacation to show them different parts of the world.” Great advice for us all!

march • 2019 keiki cover model

We want to reach out and say Mahalo to Nathan Rey Madariaga and his ‘ohana for sharing his sweet smile with us this month!

Nathan is three years old. His mom is Amy Madariaga, front desk agent at Destination Residences Hawai‘i, and his dad is Ryan Ubias, bell/valet agent.

Nathan’s other family members working in Maui’s guest services industry are ‘Mama Armi’ who works at Grand Wailea Resort & Spa in Food & Beverage, and ‘Papa Eddie’ who works at Fairmont Kea Lani in engineering.

Mom shares, “Nathan is very funny and has a big imagination. I tell him ‘Yes, I gave you life, but really you gave me mine. Thank you for being our everything!’”