To create beautiful websites that are people-friendly.
To create endless opportunities for small businesses and nonprofits to thrive, and in turn for their local communities to thrive.
- People-friendly sites — clean, easy to navigate sites that are simple to maintain and train.
- Honesty, integrity and transparency in our communication.
- Freedom and flexibility in technology.
- Inspiration, passion, and potential to grow.
- Life-long learning.
Our Creative Team:
I grew up with the mindset that you could (and should) learn to do just about anything you needed to yourself.
So it shouldn’t have come as a total surprise that in 2008 after my husband and I had written, laid out, and self-published a book, and then had a website built professionally, that I wanted to learn how to make changes to it myself. (It also helped that the web designer dropped the ball on us.)
I didn’t realize how much I would love the work and never imagined making a career out of it. I started Websites with Aloha with the aim to give other entrepreneurs control and freedom to manage their sites themselves.
Over time as my skills have excelled, our team has grown, and the professionalism of our sites have reached new levels, we still maintain the core values of freedom and flexibility, and people-friendly sites. We focus our site builds on ensuring that they are easy for our clients to edit themselves and we provide customized tutorials to empower them to do so.”
I’ve always had an insatiable appetite for learning. Luckily, the web design world is constantly changing and expanding, so there is always something new and interesting happening!
Getting to work with business owners from a wide variety of fields, backgrounds, and geographic locations has been a huge source of inspiration. I love getting to know our clients and helping them explore the many ways in which their websites can grow and expand along-side their businesses.”
In high school, a classmate of mine in yearbook club asked me to digitally replace the earrings in our Spanish teacher’s yearbook photo with a tiny picture of his face – the goal of course being that you wouldn’t be able to actually spot him there unless you knew he was there in the first place. In the end, the image never actually made it onto the school yearbook. But it did give the very perceptive computer teacher that discovered our antic a good laugh, and we quickly fell in with him on creative projects – redesigning web pages and other graphic design work for the school.
Back then, the internet still felt like its own entity – and now it’s become almost synonymous with modern-day life. I have no idea how it’ll change in the next few years, but am very excited to be a part of it.”
Throughout the years, I’ve enjoyed working “behind the scenes” initially as a Court Reporter on the Mainland and since 1987, as an Executive Assistant here in Hawaii. Most recently, I’ve been a Virtual Assistant, enabling me to work simultaneously with several clients.
It’s recently been my good fortune to join Websites with Aloha as part of their team. Each day brings excitement and new challenges as I am involved not only in the administrative side of WWA but am also learning the inner-workings of building websites. I enjoy working with and meeting new people and look forward to helping clients develop their dream website… with aloha.”