#034: Grant Sumile

#034: Grant Sumile

Grant Sumile is an architect and Jamie’s middle brother. We get his view on Nolan’s proposal to Jamie, how went from academic probation at UH to becoming a partner at an architecture firm, and we get a quick history of breakdancing in Hawaii.

Grant & big brother Mark
Grant, Jamie (being annoying) and Mark
Grant with Jamie in a headlock (I probably deserved it)
When you have a much younger sister and she forces you to wake up early on Christmas morning
Seeing Mark off at the airport

Airbrushing cuz 80s
Brothers’ quality time
High school graduation with John Llacuna and James Park
Grant & Julie in San Diego
Butterfly release at Grant & Julie’s wedding. Grant was not expecting butterflies 🙂

Grant & Julie and their awesome kids
With business partner Darin Fukunaga and Darin’s wife Andrea
ADM at a 2010 awards gala

Projects by Grant and Darin’s company, ADM Retail Planning & Architecture

Dukes Lane

#032: Roslyn Catracchia

#032: Roslyn Catracchia

Roslyn Catracchia is a composer, lyricist & musical director. We talk about her adventures in cooking, why she was wandering Waikiki sobbing after a gig, and her new project with Kealiʻi Reichel and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote GODSPELL, PIPPIN & WICKED.

When Roz was 30 years old, doing the first AMC Christmas show with John Bryan
Michael Jackowitz (producer), Keali’i Reichel, Patrick Makuakane, and Roz
The people who went up to New York for the Hi’iaka reading
The first Christmas song Roz wrote for Ala Moana Center – “And We Sing Merry Christmas”
“On Dragonfly Wings” cast pic
In heaven at the piano
Roz and her mom
Manoa Valley Theatre “Once Upon One Time”
Ohia 15th Anniversary
Conducting Punahou graduation
Roz and her mom
Roz and Nolan at rehearsal
#001: Kyle Shimabukuro

#001: Kyle Shimabukuro

Kyle at the Pop Creative Media studio with me and Dr. Emmett Bean

Kyle Shimabukuro is a graphic designer and the creator of HiLife Clothing. We talk about building a brand in Hawaii, his advice for up-and-coming designers, and what happened when graffiti artists picked the wrong place to tag.

Check out Kyle’s brands on facebook:  HiLife and Throne