Despite people telling him that it would be really hard to move back to Hawaii, Sean McCormick had made up his mind to return so his daughter would grow up surrounded by relatives. In the process, he discovered that there ARE opportunities in Hawaii and found an interesting job he’s passionate about. Don’t believe the […]Read more "Welcome Home, Sean McCormick"
Welcome Home, Dean Uehara After 30 years on the East Coast, Dean Uehara would’ve been content working any job to get back home to aloha shirts and rubber slippers. He didn’t expect to find many opportunities designing custom integrated circuit boards like he had been doing in Maryland. But the electrons on the circuit board’s […]Read more "Welcome home, Dean Uehara"
After being away for 20 years, Eric Heenan has returned home and is using his international network to help grow Hawaii’s tech workforce. Eric was born in White Plains, NY, moved to Hawaii when he was 1 year old, and knew he wanted to live in Japan from the time he first visited during a […]Read more "Welcome Home, Eric Heenan"
Is Meli James an anomaly, or is she the sign of the growing momentum of the tech and innovation ecosystem? So many of the other amazing people featured on this blog have come back for the usual reasons, take care of parents, raise your kids, or both. But Meli came back from Silicon Valley because […]Read more "Welcome home, Meli James"
If you know Russel, he is a 200 mile/minute person that doesn’t slow down. My hour conversation with him was exhausting and one of the hardest ones to boil down, considering all he’s accomplished! Russel left Hawaii to travel in Asia after school and the experience opened his eyes to the enormous possibilities abroad. Now […]Read more "Welcome Home, Russel Cheng"
When Shirley came home to find Hawaii’s burgeoning tech ecosystem, she knew she had to put her PR skills to use and help put Hawaii on the map like her first company did for Silicon Valley! Shirley Gines was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawaii when she was seven. She grew up in […]Read more "Welcome home, Shirley Gines"
After college, Terry experienced the Hawaii Paradox – to stay in Hawaii meant he had to leave. Years later, when he returned to Hawaii, it all made sense. The knowledge and experience he gained while working abroad has allowed him to make his living here. Terry Allen moved to Hawaii from Virginia as a teenager, […]Read more "Welcome home, Terry Allen"