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november • 2018 keiki cover models

We want to send a big Mahalo to our November keiki cover models, Kahewai and Kaimalie Lay, and their family this month!

Kahewai is six years old, and attends Kula Kaiapuni O Paia Hawaiian Immersion at Paia School where he enjoys science.

Kaimalie is two years old, and attends preschool at Children’s Garden where she loves playing with her friends.

Mom is Coalette Lay, concierge manager at Maui Sights & Treasures. Coalette graced our cover fifteen years ago as a keiki herself! Coalette’s mom is Elaine Cuaresma, who has been in the concierge business for over 30 years on Maui.

Coalette shared, “Through having children, I have lost my mind, but found my soul. Both of my keiki have bigger than life personalities and are always laughing and loving everyone they meet.”


october • 2018 keiki cover models

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photo: susan slade photography

Aloha and mahalo to our October keiki cover models!

Safirah Butihi Ladore (age 9), Linea Fa‘aana Lokelani Crichton (age 7), and Maila Lehua Penelope Crichton (age 2) are our sweet cover keiki this month.

Rose Maria Crichton is Guest Services Manager at Aston Mahana, and Walker Crichton works in banquets at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Auntie Roshelle Butihi works in reservations at Warren & Annabelle’s in Lahaina.

“Our children inspire us to be passionate in how we feel and to share our mana‘o (knowledge) with all who are willing to learn!”

september • 2018 keiki cover model

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photo: susan slade photography

We want to say Mahalo to the ‘ohana of our cute keiki cover model for September!

Kaileia Sol Oyola is our sweet cover model, and she just started kindergarten last month. She loves books and numbers, and also loves to dance and sing.

Her mom is Janae Lopez, concierge with Expedia Local Expert, and dad is Carlos Oyola, server at Morimoto at Andaz Maui in Wailea.

Mom shares, “There is nothing more powerful as a mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul. All that I do is for my daughter; I am so blessed to be her mommy. She makes me a better person.”

august • 2018 keiki cover model

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photo: susan slade photography

Aloha and Mahalo to Tatianah Ayva Poyer Esteban and her family for sharing her smile with us for our keiki cover this month.

Tatianah’s mom is Justine Poyer Esteban. She works at Wailea Beach Villas in the front office. Dad is Allen Esteban, and the family lives in Kihei where Tatianah attends Kamali‘i Elementary School. Her favorite subject at school is science.

Mom shared with us, “Tatianah is very funny, witty and independent. She loves going to school and spending time with her cousins and especially her little brother Malachi. She inspires me and my husband to work hard and be our best!”

july • 2018 keiki cover model

Keiki cover 7.18Sending 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


photo: susan slade photography

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


photo: susan slade photography

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.”