Coffee with Aaron Yanagi

Coffee with Aaron Yanagi

Meet my crazy cousin Aaron Yanagi. He is equally inspiring and insane - ask anyone. But that is what makes both coffee brainstorms or pau hana drinks with him so much fun. A true out of the box thinker and entrepreneur. We have spent years exchanging the latest marketing trends, articles, and memes. True story: [...]

A Year of Coffee With Shay

A Year of Coffee With Shay

It's been one year since Coffee With Shay launched. How quickly time flies! The past year has been filled with enormous support and inspiring conversations. The best part, there is so much more in store for the coming year! I can't wait to share. To celebrate, I've compiled my favorite quotes from the change-makers that [...]

Coffee with Brian Beaty

Coffee with Brian Beaty

Meet the creative behind [nobrand]. He is easily one of the most inspired and inspirational friends I know. You can't tell, but his shirt says "Locals" - emphasis on the "s." Why? "It's not me, it's us!" His passion for the support of small businesses and community building is evident in all that he does. [...]

Coffee with Kevin Chang

Coffee with Kevin Chang

A special Coffee With Shay this Father’s Day.  Featuring the man himself, my own father Kevin Chang.. or as I call him, “Dad.”  Many know him as Coach Kevin or even Mr. Chang.  For this reason, I have been coined “Kevin Chang’s daughter.”  As much as I complain about this, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Kevin Chang.  Where [...]

Coffee With Shayne Leong

Coffee With Shayne Leong

Change-maker: Shayne Leong Coffee of Choice: A macchiato.. a true macchiato Age: 25 Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi Current Location: South Lake Union in Seattle, WA Education: Moanalua High School; B.S. in Business and Economics from University of Oregon in Eugene, OR Career: He currently works at Amazon as a Program Manager in Corporate Gift Card Operations. What do you do [...]

Coffee with Brenda Asuncion

Coffee with Brenda Asuncion

The conservation of the environment and Hawaiʻi's loko iʻa . . . Change-maker: Brenda Asuncion Coffee of Choice: Home-made french press.  For an extra kick: a soy latte.  For an even greater kick: a dirty chai. Hometown: Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi Education: ‘Iolani High School; B.A. in Biology with a focus in Marine Biology from Occidental College [...]

Coffee with Nicole Ng

Coffee with Nicole Ng

Change-Maker: Nicole Ng Age: 25 Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi Education: Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi; B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Math from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington Profession: Electrical Engineer Coffee of Choice: Green Tea Latte Where do you work? I am currently working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. I am a [...]

Coffee with Preston Haʻo

Coffee with Preston Haʻo

Change-maker: Preston Haʻo Instagram/Twitter Handle: @thatshao Age: 26 Hometown: ʻAiea, Hawaiʻi Education: Kamehameha High School - Kapālama; B.S. in Sociology with Minor in Business from University of Oregon Current Position: Designer + Production Coordinator for Fitted Hawaii Coffee of Choice: Cold Brew, Extra Shot of Aloha. Hold the straw. What does a day in your life look like?  It depends.  I [...]

Coffee with Randi Fernandez

Coffee with Randi Fernandez

Change-maker: Randi Fernandez Hometown: ʻĀina Haina, Hawaiʻi.  However, she's grown up around the world. Five years in Springfield, Virginia; one year in Oakland, California; two years in Okinawa, Japan; three years in Misawa, Japan; and back to Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi to finish high school at Kamehameha Schools. Education: Travel Industry Management, B.S. from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; [...]