Alan is an energetic leader and strategist who combines a passion for big-picture thinking and clear, results-driven solutions. His vision for business enterprise, community transformation and leadership development serves as an inspiration for peers and colleagues in Hawai‘i and abroad.
Alan founded Olomana Marketing in 1996, and his background includes more than 25 years of experience in executive counsel, reputation management, business development, revenue strategy, marketing and data analytics. He has worked extensively with corporations and businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to develop and implement effective, integrated campaigns encompassing marketing, business development, nonprofit fund development, brand management, advertising, communications and stakeholder engagement.
Active in the community, Alan currently serves as president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Aloha Chapter and has held numerous board leadership positions for organizations and professional associations at the local, regional and national levels. Alan frequently serves as a guest speaker at industry conferences and professional association meetings.
A man of many interests, Alan enjoys indigenous history and culture, travel, ethnic and gourmet cuisines, and the cinematic and performing arts.
Carole provides senior leadership and oversees communications strategy, brand management, corporate identity, and public and media relations. With more than 20 years of experience in both corporate and agency environments, Carole's expertise encompasses strategic counsel, corporate and marketing communications, brand identity and management, annual reports and publications, and creative direction. She serves a variety of clients in the fields of financial services, real estate, education, health care, health technology and nonprofit organizations. Before joining the agency, she worked for Bank of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools and Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children. Carole enjoys travel, art and gourmet cuisine.
Natalie oversees marketing strategy, advertising, multi-channel data-driven direct marketing, and community outreach. She has more than 10 years of experience working with a variety of clients in health care, energy, education, financial services and nonprofit industries throughout the state. Originally from Chicago, Natalie is a graduate of Hawai‘i Pacific University. She is a past president of Ad 2 Honolulu and recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Young Ad Person of the Year award. Natalie is a dog enthusiast and the owner of two affectionate ‘poi' dogs.
With more than 20 years of leadership experience in all aspects of nonprofit fund development, including major gifts, annual giving and capital campaigns, Travis oversees our nonprofit client portfolio. He also provides other clients with integrated marketing and engagement strategies. Previously, he held numerous institutional advancement positions at the University of Hawai‘i Foundation and ran the operations for the highly successful UH Centennial campaign, which raised over $330 million. Travis is a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Aloha Chapter and the board vice chair for the Life Foundation. Originally from Vermont, he is a self-described "news junkie" who enjoys body surfing, hiking, cooking and gardening.
Mika is responsible for the financial operations of the agency, as well as media planning and business financial consulting for select clients. A certified public accountant by training, she has previously worked for Arizona's largest HMO and for Texas Instruments, where she gained experience in financial forecast modeling and accounting information systems. Although not a native of Hawai‘i (she considers Illinois her home state), she married a 'local boy' Hawaiian and was quickly adopted by his ‘ohana, immersed in the culture, and has learned to cook traditional Hawaiian foods.
Aaron's expertise spans the areas of online media, technology and politics. He specializes in developing metrics-based market engagement strategies that help businesses and nonprofits authentically connect with their customers and stakeholders, build engaged communities and cultivate brand champions. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aaron previously managed online media for the brand strategy firm, Go East, and he is the co-founder and producer of the online food magazine, Heavy Table. Aaron is an amateur photographer, private pilot and avid pianist.