Sales Manager: Australia and New Zealand
- How did you start your journey and begin with Maui Jim?
I joined the Maui Jim ‘Ohana working in the wholesale side of our business. After some time in this role, Maui Jim launched the Corporate Gifts division here in Australia, and I was given the opportunity of forging this new business in the region. This has been an exciting opportunity for Maui Jim, as premium experiential gifting, is not the norm in this market. It has been rewarding to be at the beginning of the trend here.
- What’s the most interesting place your travels have taken you?
This is very hard question to answer. I enjoy traveling the globe, and there are so many interesting destinations. From Asia, the US, to Europe and beyond, the one aspect I find truly interesting is, that wherever I travel, the local people are always friendly and welcoming. This universal and genuine kindness, is great to see and experience first-hand all over the globe.
- What’s the best thing about owning a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses?
Once you wear Maui’s you become addicted (in a good way). The world comes alive, in a burst of colour unlike anything you have ever seen. Once you have seen the difference looking thru a pair of Maui Jim’s, they become an essential item for any day, no matter where in the world you are. The best thing about Maui Jim’s, is that they truly do enhance your life experience.
- What’s something people don’t know about Maui Jim that they should know?
Many people don’t realise just how global the reach of the brand is. You can buy Maui Jim sunglasses almost anywhere across the world. Regarding our onsite fitting experience, we can hold events for clients almost everywhere. From a ski slope in Whistler, to a roof top in Venice…the application possibilities of our corporate gifts program are almost endless.
- What’s the best gift you’ve ever received (and why)?
My dog Koki… no matter where my travels take me, when I walk thru the front door on arriving home, the day is assured to end with little Koki jumping on me, like she hasn’t seen me in years. Priceless!
- If you were a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses, which style would you be (and why)?
Kawika….it’s my favourite style!