Originally from Texas I've lived in the Northeast, the West Coast, and Hawaii. I'm an avid learner and explorer. After obtaining a Design/Photography/Cultural Anthropology degree I traveled the globe connecting with people and cultures through teaching, photography and volunteerism.
Having lived on the island of Hawaii after college and visited six of the eight Hawaiian islands over the past 20 years I settled on O'ahu. In 2004 I produced a docmentary on one of our islands, Kaho'olawe. The beauty and history of the Hawaiian islands inspire me and I love sharing with my guests.
O'ahu has incredible scenic locations ranging from dramatic vistas, isolated beaches, lush valleys and mountains. It's no wonder that over 200 films and TV shows were filmed on this island.
I love wildlife - birds, monk seals and especially turtles so I volunteer with Malama Na Honu, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the Hawaiian green sea turtles through education, public awareness and conservation in the Spirit of Aloha. On tour I love to show people our threatened sea turtle basking on the beach.
My tours are always flexible. Designed to be the best day you have on O'ahu. Please let me know if you have any special interests that I can incorporate into our tour together.
I will pick you up in Waikiki in a fairly new mini-van or with groups larger than three I have a new spacious 12 passenger van. Groups larger than 10 people I can rent a larger van or mini-bus. Your comfort is most important.
What I love most about leading tours is sharing my passion for Hawaii's history, culture and geology while connecting with people from all over the world. Join me on your upcoming Hawaiian vacation.
Mahalo Nui Loa
COVID & SAFETY PRACTICES
Please email me for detailed information regarding my COVID-19 & Safety Practices. Listed below are some basics.
- After every tour I personally disinfected the vehicle with a wipe down and UV Light sanitizer
- Hand Sanitizers are in van to be used before and after tour
- Since this is a private tour you do not have to wear masks. However you must bring one with you in case we go somewhere that it is required for entry. If you forget I will have some island-style masks available for $10 each.
- I will be wearing a clear face shield and/or mask
- No eating or drinking anything other than water in the vehicle. You may bring snacks for eating on location.
- Thank you for your understanding.
A Recent Review of this guide
The tour with Marie was informative and also a lot of helpful hints on what to do and were to sit for the best place to take pictures. We enjoyed our day and look forward to returning and would definitely ask for Marie and tours by locals again.
Hawaii State PUC License
Member of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
Graduate of University of California, BS Degree Design, Photography, Cultural Anthropology
Native Hawaiian Tourism Authority training