The BenefitsHawaii Staff

BenefitsHAWAII Staff



Dave entered the insurance industry in 1981 after graduating from college with a degree in business and a minor in economics. Initially he worked with individuals and families. In 1985, using his business background, he expanded his practice in to the corporate and group business marketplace.

Dave has continued his education over the years, keeping up with industry changes and trends while earning multiple professional designations in the insurance field, including:

  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
  • Registered Health Underwriter (RHU)
  • Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC)

Today Dave is well known as a Group Disability Income Specialist. A part of his services include doing employee educational presentations, helping employees understand the value of their employer provided benefits.

Feeling a strong commitment to the community, Dave is an active member in the small rural community of Laupahoehoe on the Big Island. Over the past decade Dave has donated both time and money doing numerous projects for Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School. In addition, in 2018 Dave helped secure a $25,000 grant from the state of Hawaii Agricultural Department for two new green houses for the school and over saw the site development and installation of them.

Most recently, Dave started a new pickleball program for his fellow community members. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America today. He was able to secure the use of the Papa’aloa Gym on both Monday and Friday evenings. This new opportunity for community members to come learn and play the game pickleball has been a huge success, plus it’s created a fun environment for fellow community members to meet each other and make new friends.

Dave enjoys hiking, mountain biking and yoga. Some hiking highlights include summiting Mt Rainer, Mt Mauna Loa, trekking thru Patagonia and multiple treks in the Himalayan Mounts of Nepal and Bhutan.



Jackie grew up in Upstate, NY not far from the Adirondack Mountains. She attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated with a BS in Ethics, History and Public Policy.

Jackie started in the insurance industry in 2006. In 2008, she transitioned to Director of Operations and helped open a group benefits office in Philadelphia. Jackie enjoys educating employees, supporting Human Resource Departments and administrators, as well as getting to know each client and their needs.

In her spare time, she can be found below sea level, scuba diving and exploring the ocean. She is also a former PADI certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer.



Mike is a licensed insurance professional and our in-house expert in computer technology and database management. Mike came to Hawaii from Chicago, IL in 1977. He graduated from Hawaii Loa College in 1981 and quickly took to honing his computer database skills. Since joining Dave in 1996, his 30-plus years of experience in this area have been a valuable asset, enabling us to provide comprehensive policy information and effective administrative tools for our clients. He has been an avid player and supporter of Frisbee sports including Ultimate Frisbee & Disc Golf. Mike resides in Manoa with his wife Louise.