West Oahu Roundup

Here’s a look at what some of your neighbors have been up to.

Kapolei resident Paul “Kalama” Kim recently was selected to serve on the Honolulu Board of Realtors’ board of directors. His three-year term as a member-at-large began Jan. 1.


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Christopher L.K. Ulu Jr.

He also is a member of the Hawaii Association of Realtors, where he currently serves as the vice chairman. Kim is the senior vice president and branch manager of Cold-well Banker Pacific Properties’

Kapolei office. He joined CBP in 2004 as an assistant area office leader.

Christopher L.K. Ulu Jr. recently joined Cold-well Banker Pacific Properties as part of its New Agent Training Program (NATO). Ulu was previously the owner/operator of Stor-Keeper Self Storage, LLC and has served in the Hawaii Air National Guard. Ulu has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Communications Pacific welcomes two new West Oahu residents to its staff – Shere’e Young of Kapolei and Theresa Webber of Ko Olina. Communications Pacific offers public relations, marketing, community building and crisis communication.

Young is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in speech, and was involved with the campus radio station and the student newspaper. Young rejoined the company after a stint with KITV as a news producer, for which she won an Emmy Award for Best Newscast in a Medium Market. Young joins CommPac as an assistant account executive.

Webber is a graduate of Boston University, where she majored in communications with an emphasis in advertising. Before joining the company, Webber worked in human resources in Bos-ton, and previously served as an event planner and graphic designer. As an account coordinator at CommPac, Webber will work with clients on corporate communications, tourism public relations and digital and social media.

Students who hail from West Oahu are racking up academic achievements as they continue their education on the Mainland. Students at Oregon State University in Corvallis who made the honor roll last semester include: freshman psychology major Kelsey M. Tasoe of Aiea; senior environmental science major Nicholas K. Curcio of Kapolei; senior marketing major Jon M. Lim of Kapolei; sophomore general science major Landon M. Oka of Pearl City; senior industrial engineer major Curtis T. Shimotsu of Pearl City; and senior general science major Mandilyn Suzuki of Waipahu.

Waikele resident Kevin Valera recently joined the team at Kahala Nui, a senior living retirement community, as housekeeping supervisor. Valera previously was a business owner and brings 10 years of hotel management experience to the position. He has a degree in tourism and hotel management from the University of Hawaii.

Local actor Jonah Ho’okano, a Pearl City resident, has a new gig as Aladdin at Disneyland. His previous roles include guest spots on Hawaii Five-0 and Last Resort. He heads off to Disneyland at the end of the month.

Air Force Airman Cyrus F. Faumuina recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, following an eight-week program. Faumuina is the son of Jacquline Lee and Manuele Faumuina of Kapolei and is a 2010 graduate of Campbell High School.