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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.”

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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.

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!”


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