Just Coco is my all-natural, handcrafted coconut oil body care collection.  We produce our own coconut oil as the main ingredient in our moisturizers, soaps, lip care, and more.  Look for our mobile store on Hawaii island or shop online.

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I started Hawaii Creative Retreats to ‘craft wellness and support artful living’ on Hawaii Island.  I offer a variety of creative retreats each month at my Hilo, Hawaii studio on topics ranging from Acrylic Paint Pouring to Zentangle.

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I offer PiYo Live! and P90X Live! classes weekly on the Big Island of Hawaii.  PiYo is a low-impact, full-body strength and flexibility workout inspired by Pilates and yoga.  P90X is a cardio and strength training class.

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ABOUT ME

 MY RESUME 

I grew up in Minnesota and graduated with a BS-Teaching degree in English, Speech and Theatre Arts in the US.  After teaching for a couple years, I joined the US Peace Corps and served in the Federated States of Micronesia.  Afterwards I earned MAs in International Development and Health Communication in the US and Australia. 

I earned MAs in International Development and Health Promotion/Communication in the US and Australia.   I worked as a Health Communication Consultant, teacher, and trainer in China, Eritrea, Micronesia, South Sudan, American Samoa, Guyana, and Nigeria.

I founded my coconut oil body care business in the Philippines and have now moved to the Big Island of Hawaii.  I am also a graphic designer, lead monthly creative retreats, and produce artisan festivals.   I spend my free time with my partner Scott and our three dogs Spry, Duke, and Tike.