The 2017 ClimbHI InternsGet to know the hard-working Interns at ClimbHI!
InternKrystle is currently Senior at Kapiolani Community College pursing her Associate degree in Travel and Tourism. She was born in the Philippines and raised in the Big Island. She plans to further her education in University of Moana for BS of Travel Industry Management. She was the Secretary for the Student Body Government in Pahoa High School. She previously worked as Cast member at the Disney Store Ala Moana and Currently working at Panda Express as a Lead Counter. She enjoys out door activities and she plans to travel the world someday.Krystle is very optimistic to be part of LEI 2017 program and excited to part of the ClimbHi’s ohana.
Richard Dean Danao
InternRichard loves to travel. And with that passion for travel, he is currently pursuing his BSBA in Hospitality Management at Hawaii Pacific University. Being a part of Waipahu High School’s AOHT (Academy of Hospitality and Tourism) during his High School career and then transitioning into a military career right after is what made him realize his passion for travel. Serving as one of ClimbHI’s 2017 interns, he plans to use this experience as a way to better his mindset within the Travel industry while at the same time doing his best in passing over the same passion he has for travel onto future generations. Along with his love for travel, Richard loves the outdoors, enjoys a challenge, and finds excitement in meeting new people. Richard is expected to graduate in the spring of 2018 and upon graduation he plans to move back to Arizona in pursuit of his dream of one day working within the corporate side of a major hotel franchise. Richard is looking forward to giving his all in making this year’s LEI program, one to remember.
… is one of the 2017 interns. He is a current student at Hawai‘i Pacific University (HPU). He lives and breaths for the community around him. Mr. Kronborg is active on his campus, holding several leadership positions in multiple school clubs, including President for the Entrepreneur Club, Vice-Chair for Campus Activity Board and Chairperson for the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee. He hopes that his involvement will inspire others to make a difference.
One of Mr. Kronborg’s passions is event planning. He have done both small and large scale event planning since he was 15 years old. In fall 2016 Mr. Kronborg was one of the main leads behind the biggest concert in HPU’s History! He also enjoys climbing and hiking.
…has a deep passion to help people expand their comfort zones and learn skills for life. Joe was born and raised in the SF Bay Area and moved to Hawaii Spring of 2014 to finish college. He will be graduating from UH Manoa this May with a degree in Travel Industry Management, with a focus on tourism and transportation management. He is currently the President of the UH Manoa student chapter for CMAA, Club Managers Association of America, an organization that helps expose students to the Private Club sector of Hospitality Management.
Joe has been working with the same marketing company for several years, holding sales, leadership, and management positions throughout the Bay Area, Hawaii, and Guam. With his company, Joe has been fortunate enough to travel to Prague, Ireland, Budapest, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico and all over the United States. When he’s not working or studying, he loves to find cool new restaurants, go surfing, hit the gym, or work on his tan.