Meet the Team
In the over 50 years since our beginning, we've grown into more than just Hawaii's friendliest diplomats - YMT Vacations has taken our aloha spirit across the globe.
We have decades of experience leading mature travelers on dream vacations around the globe; learn a little bit more about our team of Travel Consultants and Guest Services Representatives who are proud to build on the wonderful tradition of hospitality started in Hawaii so many decades ago.
Our Friendly Travel Consulants:
Our Friendly Guest Service Representatives:
Favorite Travel Spot: I have travelled many places including Australia, Cambodia, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Fiji, New Zealand, China, Spain, Tahiti and many more. My favorite so far has been Meteora Greece ---it took my breath away! Nothing compares to seeing monasteries built on top of rock towers at sunrise.
Fun Fact: My passion is traveling the world and exploring new cultures and cuisines. I will try anything as least once and if I don’t like it… I may try it again to make sure!
Favorite Travel Spot: Italy- love the food, love the people, really love all the history & art because I’m a nerd.
Fun Fact: I just got married in Las Vegas by Elvis. A famous Elvis no less - he’s in a Katy Perry video!
Favorite Travel Spot: I like to go ‘outside the box’ when I travel and try something very different from my usual comfort zone.
Fun Fact: I got into the travel business because I have always had a passion to travel. I believe that it’s one of the best educations you can acquire. It keeps your mind fresh, gives you a new perspective on the world, and teaches you about other peoples, cultures, climates, wildlife, and world views. In just the past 10 years, I have visited 21+ countries. Life is an adventure….can’t wait for the next one!
Favorite Travel Spot: I love traveling anywhere!! I love exploring Europe from castles to canals, and everything in between. I enjoy taking pictures wherever I go so I can relive the fun and beauty I’ve been lucky enough to experience. I’m so blessed with my job because I thoroughly enjoy helping people also enjoy our beautiful, interesting earth, and its many cultures!
Fun Fact: I used to be a bit of a dare devil. I did a lot of rock climbing in Joshua Tree, Yosemite, and random locations in our local foothills. I also went parachuting back in the 1980s before it was really regulated with tandem jumps accompanied by instructors, and using rectangular parachutes. I jumped solo in with a round chute which was the scariest, most exhilarating thing I’ve ever done in my life! Long story short, I broke my ankle in 3 places that required surgery. Since then, I am now terrified of heights!
Favorite Travel Spot: Hawaii. It has the most incredible plant life and is just the most beautiful and relaxing place to be.
Fun Fact: I enjoy spending time with my family snowmobiling, fishing, and of course being on our pontoon in the sun on the lake.
Favorite Travel Spot: Rocky Mountain National Park; every time you turn a corner the scenery gets more breathtaking! Belize is a close second, climbing to the top of El Castillo is one of my favorite memories!
Fun Fact: I love anything creative, but especially painting and knitting; it keeps my hands busy and makes something from nothing!
Favorite Travel Spot: Spain. Spain combines the best of all worlds, being historical, metropolitan and the best in culture and food. The south of Spain is my favorite for its easy going lifestyle and warm climate year round.
Fun Fact: I spent my childhood summers in Guatemala with family.
Favorite Travel Spot: Italy – Amazing food and lots of fun historic places to visit.
Fun Fact: I love diving with sharks! I have two diving certificates.
Favorite Travel Spot: Key West, Florida is my “Happy Place”.
Fun Fact: I am a Virgo. Those born under this zodiac sign were born to serve and it gives us great joy, and our attention to detail is for a reason: to help others.
Favorite Travel Spot: Las Vegas because there is always something no matter what time it is. It is the city that never sleeps!
Fun Fact: I enjoy taking pictures because I believe that pictures capture the best memories we make throughout our lives.
Favorite Travel Spot: Nayarit, Mexico. My family grew up there and I have frequently visited there. The beaches are beautiful and it’s a very welcoming atmosphere.
Fun Fact: I am a crafter.
Favorite Travel Spot: Mexico, Jamaica, & Colombia. I appreciate the different cultures and beaches each country brings. These places are gorgeous to visit and highly recommend them to anyone.
Fun Fact: I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family and love to discover new/different restaurants & meeting new people.
Favorite Travel Spot: My favorite travel spot is Philippines, most especially the Islands of Boracay, Coron & El Nido Palawan. I love to explore the islands with stunning pristine beaches, gorgeous rock formations and clear aquamarine waters & plus El Nido was voted 3x the best island in the world.
Fun Fact: My nickname RHYNE that sounded like Rhine River but everyone else pronounce it as RYAN