Who is This Site For?
The Aloha Dad was originally created for our family to use as a quick reference for our favorite recipes. I’ve expanded things slightly to make it for other families similar to ours and to cover a few more topics.
This site is for busy parents that have made the conscious decision to focus on their priorities and not drift through life, parents that want to raise nice, caring children that are self-reliant and not afraid to try new things. I talk more about who this site is for and what you can expect on the “Start Here” page.
Our ʻOhana (Who We Are)
If you don’t know what it means, “ʻohana” means family in Hawaiian and you will see it instead of the English version almost every time on The Aloha Dad. Our ʻohana consists of my wife Julie, son, daughter, and myself. I won’t be sharing my kids’ real names, so we’re going to call my son “C” and my daughter “O.”
I work as a full-time firefighter, part-time Information Technology Specialist, volunteer as a firefighter for the town we live in, and am enlisted as an Electronics Technician, First Class Petty Officer in the Navy Reserve.
Like you, I have a lot going on. But I’m not willing to let that take away from spending quality time with my ʻohana and making awesome memories. This blog is me sharing my experiences on that journey.
But I’m not willing to let that take away from spending quality time with my ʻohana and making awesome memories. This blog is me sharing my experiences on that journey.
You’ll quickly notice I have a very strong passion for Hawaiʻi. I got hooked when I was only 13 years old and had the amazing opportunity to visit with my grandparents for their 50th wedding anniversary.
I was lucky enough to spend four years of my active duty Navy enlistment stationed at Pearl Harbor. I’ve been blessed to visit the islands two other times and am working on a third, the first with our ʻohana. I had created a website dedicated to Hawaiʻi while I was in college and still have the files. I’ll slowly be adding more of that content here.