I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. I lived with my father Gordon in my adolescent years while spending weekends with my mother Sha, step father and brother boating in Halfmoon bay. While both my mother and father are now deceased, I am blessed to still have my stepmother Carol, stepfather Bill and so many siblings it makes most people’s heads spin just trying to remember everyone’s names.
While living in Washington I spent my free time hiking and exploring the beautiful mountains with my dog Chloe. One summer we hiked every single trail on Cougar Mountain. We even took a celebratory photograph atop an erratic (a boulder that differs from the surrounding rock and is believed to have been brought from a distance by glacial action). Since moving to Hawaii in 2011 I have not had a chance to explore many of the hiking trails but look forward to exploring them with my soon-to-be husband!I have always been a curious and independent person with a thirst for knowledge on just about every topic I come across. In 2003 I decided to choose a subject and get my college degree. I packed up and moved to Washington State to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior from the University of Washington Bothell in 2006. During college I grew to love the Seattle area and decided to stay in Washington after graduation.
I was born in southern California and moved to Hawaii with my Dad, Mom, and younger brother and sister when I was 15. During my high school years at the Mid-Pacific Institute I was active in kayaking and paddling. During high school, I also made time to complete my Eagle Scout designation with the Boy Scouts of America.
After graduating I moved back to California to study maritime transportation at the California Maritime Academy, Vallejo. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in 2008 and was immediately offered a job with Hawaii Tug & Barge – Young Brothers where I am currently a Second Mate on their interisland tugs.
Family is important to me, so despite my hectic work schedule I always make time to spend quality time with my Dad, stepmom Sheri, Mom, brother and sister who also all still live in Hawaii. When I’m not with my family, I’m going to the beach, barbequing with friends, or enjoying some great food and beer.
How We Met
Konrad and Pamela met on Valentine’s Day 2011. Konrad happened to be in the Seattle area after sailing one of the Young Brother’s tugs to the mainland. He decided to visit a college buddy that lived in the area. Pamela just so happened to live in the same apartment building as Konrad’s friend. After having a spark-less second date with someone else Pamela decided to take Konrad and his friend up on their offer to hang out and drink (because what else do sailors do?! .
Konrad and Pamela had instant chemistry… even after the alcohol wore off the next day. After Konrad returned to Hawaii, they continued to keep in touch and decided very quickly that they definitely had something special.
Konrad returned to Seattle in May to visit Pamela and be sure of what they had. They spent the week exploring the area’s fantastic food and microbrew culture. That’s when they decided they were going to make it work, despite the distance.
Pamela visited Konrad in Hawaii in June for one short week during which time they enjoyed the sun, sand, and great BBQs with friends. After returning to Seattle Pamela decided that the distance wasn’t going to work… so she moved to Hawaii in September of 2011.