Meet our Team

Juan
Paez

Maintenance &
Safety Manager

Norman
Higashi

Director of
Operations

Daryl
Akiyoshi

COO/
GM

Jim
Gillespie

Executive
Chef

Steven
Nagamine

Sales
Manager

Merri
Ford

Event Services
Manager

Vanessa
Knapp

Event Services
Manager

Michelle
Arnold

Event Services
Coordinator

Abbie
Richardson

Event Services
Coordinator

Tan
Ly

Banquet
Captain

Jaime “Jay”
Saavedra

Banquet
Captain

Robert
Azevedo-Ford III

Head 
Porter

 

Everything turned out perfect. Thanks to the staff for making our wedding so “magical and memorable”. I always pictured a magical wedding and it came true. Ko’olau is truly a gem. Thanks again!

Remy C.