About Me

About Me

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If you are here and reading, you probably want to know a little about me and what makes me tick. So a little bit of background, I was raised on Oahu in the valley of Kahalu'u, waaaay in the back of the valley. We had a farm with chickens, pigs, an occasional heifer, and a couple trusty dogs. I learned early on that farming is very hard work and those that continue to farm have my utmost respect. It was clear at an early age thought that farming was not for me.

I was raised with an entrepreneurial spirit though, encouraged to do it a better way or be quiet and follow orders. I have worked for myself for the past 25 years and will probably never stop. 

I attended The Kamehameha Schools through high school and then went to Kemper Military College in Missouri. After a short stint in Colorado with a securities brokerage firm I got my BS/BA from HPU in International Business.

As with most stories it was a series of bad and good luck that got me laid off from a corporate job and launched me into buying a Franchise which I ran for 10 years. I have never looked back.

This picture to the right is Mānana Island (commonly called Rabbit Island) looking from the Makapu'u light house trail. I enjoy hiking many of the trails here on Oahu and fortunately, so do my beautiful wife and kids. 

I also enjoy all the amazing food here in Hawaii - Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Hawaiian, but I have soft spot for fresh tacos and margaritas :)

Besides hiking and eating I enjoy traveling, just being in an airport (after security!) makes me feel like adventure is around the corner. I have been to South America, South East Asia, and most of the United States, Europe is on my list....soon.

If you don't already know I am the host of the Digital Marketing Tool Talk Podcast. I talk about all the online tools that are constantly popping up.

My shows are getting better every week as my sarcasm and humor slowly creep out. I also like to do tutorial videos on digital marketing tools, you will find them on Youtube.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime at brandon@hokumarketing.com or if you find yourself in Hawaii we can connect over a margarita. Cheers!

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