(Y)our Team

Dolphin and You’s most valuable asset is its staff. We all love the ocean, the islands, and are fun-loving people who want to share the Spirit of Aloha with you.

On the Boat

Here are some of the team members you’ll meet while on our boat, Ariya.

Kaina

Operation Manager
Aloha! I am the Operations Manager. From swimming to body surfing, surfing to canoeing, I love any ocean sports! I am from Kailua, Oahu and I am very proud of my Hawaiian heritage. I am very happy to share the Aloha spirit with all the guests of the tour.

Kaiona

Crew
Aloha, my name is Kaiona and I am one of the crew members. I am from West Oahu and can speak fluent Hawaiian. I have been dancing hula since I was a child and love to play ukulele and sing many different songs. I would love to convey this wonderful Hawaiin culture to all of our guests.

Dystin

Crew
Aloha! My name is Dystin and I am one of the crew members. I looove the sea and music, so this job is perfect for me! I really enjoy playing the ukulele, singing, and dancing the hula, every day. I would love for everyone to listen to Hawaiian songs.

Mai

Tour Guide
Aloha, my name is Mai and I am one of the tour guides, here at Dolphin and You. I love to swim with dolphins because I believe they give me energy and power. With more than 10 years of yoga experience, I also teach classes at Aloha Mai Yoga.

Jeremy

Tour Guide
Aloha! My name is Jeremy and I am a photographer and tour guide. I know I don’t look it, but I was born and raised in Japan! I can speak Japanese fluently! I love going on all sorts of adventures in the ocean. I enjoy cliff diving, surfing, and swimming with the Dolphins. You can find me in the water on any day of the week, whether it’s for work or pleasure!

Shanti

Boat Captain & Tour Guide
Aloha! I am a boat captain and the general manager. I was born in Japan and raised in Hawaii. Thanks to my parents I was raised on these beautiful islands filled with Aloha. I love exploring, especially on our boat, Ariya, on the open sea. I also love seeing our guests go home with lots of smiles and happy memories.

Tyler

Crew
Aloha! My name is Tyler and I am one of the crew members. I am very happy to be working out on the West Side of Oahu. I would love for everyone to enjoy Hawaii’s nature as much as I do. I also love how the West Side feels like Hawaii in the old days.

Mayumi

Tour Guide
Aloha, my name is Mayumi and I am one of the tour guides. I studied Marine Biology for 2 years in Japan and have now been living in Hawaii for 4 years. I love sea creatures, especially dolphins! On my days off, I love to swim in the ocean and go diving. I have also been drumming the Taiko for more than half of my life!

Mike

Boat Captain
Aloha, my name is Mike and I am one of the boat captains. Ever since I was a little child, I had been surfing and boxing. As for work, I have only worked on the sea as a boat captain or a crew member. But, I have once played a role of a guy getting chased by dinosaurs, in the movie ‘Jurrasic Park’, filmed in Hawaii.

Wilber

Crew
Aloha! My name is Wilber and I am one of the crew members. I was raised in the West Coast of Oahu, where you can feel the real nature of Hawaii. I love the ocean and the mountains because thats where I grew up; nature is my friend.
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Rache

Crew
Aloha, my name is Che! I’m a guide, hula dancer and lifeguard on the boat. From a young age I've been performing and entertaining people through musical theater and hula. Now, I get to swim with dolphins everyday too! Basically, I'm living the life of Moana! What more could I ask for?
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Miyu

Tour Guide
Introduction coming soon!

Sakiko

Tour Guide
Aloha, my name is Sakiko and I am one of the tour guides here at Dolphins and You. I am from Tokyo, Japan. I feel super lucky to have this job because I have the opportunity to be able to laugh and enjoy the adventures together with my guests. Let’s enjoy the beauty of nature in this wonderful island, together!

On the Road

This is the team that keeps our buses on the road and takes you safely to your destination.

Tommy

Transportation Manager
Aloha, my name is Tommy, the transportation manager. I have been driving Hawaii’s best transportation service, “The Bus”, for more than 30 years. I am very happy to have the opportunity to show our guests the West Side, where I’m from!
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Laura

Driver
Introduction coming soon!

Bernard

Driver
Aloha! My name is Bernard and I am one of the drivers. I have 35 years of experience driving, so I know safety always come first. I’m always happy to share the magic of Hawaii with first-time visitors and repeat visitors to our beautiful island.

Matt

Driver
Hi, I am Matt and I am one of the drivers. I know every roads in Oahu, the whole island seems to be my backyard. On my days off, I am typically surfing. When I was young, I often participated in surfing competitions. I love the sea as much as I love this island!
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Mo

Driver
Introduction coming soon!

Behind the Lens

These are the artists who take photos and videos above and below the water.

Melissa

Photographer
Aloha, my name is Melissa and I am one of the Photographers. I am so thankful that I get to work on the sea every day because I love the ocean! Everyone I work with also loves the ocean, and so do our guests! I am very happy to think that our guests look back to our photos and remember their fun experiences with us.

Morri

Photographer
Aloha! My name is Morri and I am a professional photographer for Dolphins & You. Taking and sharing many pictures of the beautiful ocean and dolphins is what makes me the happiest. I am currently studying Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii, so I have extensive knowledge of Hawaiian sea life and would love to share it with you.
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Blake

Photographer
Introduction coming soon!

Jeremy

Photographer
Aloha! My name is Jeremy and I am a photographer and tour guide. I know I don’t look it, but I was born and raised in Japan! I can speak Japanese fluently! I love going on all sorts of adventures in the ocean. I enjoy cliff diving, surfing, and swimming with the Dolphins. You can find me in the water on any day of the week, whether it’s for work or pleasure!

Marisa

Photographer
Aloha, my name is Marisa and I am one of the Photographers. I studied marine biology here at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Although I was born and raised in Texas, I am Hawaiian by blood. I love sharing the beauty of Hawai'i with all our guests. Being out on the water with the animals is one of my greatest joys!

Josh

Photographer
Aloha, my name is Josh and I am one of the Photographers. Before finding myself here, I worked as a graphic designer. But, I wanted to do something that can touch peoples’ heart and connect with them. Working alongside with dolphins and sea creatures is the greatest work I can ever ask for!

In the Office

This is the team that helps take your reservations and keep the computers busy

Richard

Owner
Aloha! I am the owner of And You Creations. I currently split my time between Hawaii and Japan. Ever since I was young I have lived a healthy and spiritual life. I never miss my daily yoga and medication. This is the trick to staying calm when things are busy.
Miyuki - And You Creations Team - Office Manager

Miyuki

Office Manager
Introduction coming soon!
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Hiromi

Accounting
Aloha! My name is Hiromi and I am in charge for accounting, here at Dolphin and You. Before finding myself in Hawaii, I lived in Seattle, Washington. I like the moist & rich Seattle, I also love the bright sun of Hawaii. I enjoy working here and being able to see the guests’ faces after their tour. When their happy, I’m happy!

Shanti

General Manager
Aloha! I am a boat captain and the general manager. I was born in Japan and raised in Hawaii. Thanks to my parents I was raised on these beautiful islands filled with Aloha. I love exploring, especially on our boat, Ariya, on the open sea. I also love seeing our guests go home with lots of smiles and happy memories.

Takako

Office
Aloha, my name is Takako and I work in the office of Dolphins and You. I have participated in tour as a customer, many times! I had the opportunity to move to Hawaii so I decided to work here, my dream job, working besides the dolphins!

Yui

PR and Digital Marketing
Aloha! My name is Yui and I am in charge of PR, here at Dolphins and You. I fell in love with dolphins since I first swam with them in the Ogasawara Islands, 18 years ago. In search for more time with the dolphins, I found myself in Hawaii. I feel the happiest when I’m swimming with the dolphins! (Sorry, husband!)

Toshi

Sales Manager
Aloha! I am Toshi and I am the Sales Manager. Born and raised in Hyogo Prefecture. I have also spent 16 years in Saipan, before I finally made it here to Hawaii. I am still a new-comer to Hawaii, but I really enjoy the nature of Oahu. The ocean and mountains are where I really like to hang out on my days off. Let me know if you’d like to know more about the beauty & nature of Oahu!
Miyu - And You Creations Team - Guide

Miyu

Office
Introduction coming soon!

Mark

Digital Marketing Director
Hi! I'm the Digital Marketing Director and I help with the online promotions for And You Creations. I used to live on the island of Moloka'i, and before that I was in China for 8 years so I can speak some Chinese and Japanese. When I'm not working I teach and practice Chinese martial arts.

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