Meet Our Staff | Kama'aina Nissan | Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
Not all heroes wear capes! If you need a vehicle, repair, maintenance, parts, or anything automobile-related, let one of our superhero staff members assist you. We are here to listen to you and provide lasting solutions that help get you where you need to go. Click the "More" link below each picture to get to know Kama'aina Nissan's Big Island team.
Joseph HawkGeneral Manager(888) 526-2694What's up Big Island! Joseph Hawk here General Manager o...(More)What's up Big Island! Joseph Hawk here General Manager of Kamaaina Nissan/Motors. I had an awesome opportunity to join the Company 17 years ago when I graduated from Hawaii Community College with an Associate Degree in Automotive Mechanics. I was excited to become a technician, and start my journey in life. I quickly became a master tech and enjoyed every second working in the shop. I would then move on to other Management positions throughout the company to my current position as General Manager. However my heart still loves anything to do with Auto Mechanics. I am married to the most caring and loving person anyone could ask for, Raimie Hawk. We enjoy watching movies together, hanging out, walking and playing with our two dogs Hiro and Okami. As for myself, I enjoy working out, playing video games and just spending time with my wife and of course working on cars. I currently own a 1998 240SX KA24DET Kouki. 2016 392 Dodge Charger Bagged and a 2019 Dodge Challenger 392 boosted. Please come down and visit me for any help or assistance with your transportation needs!
John Ma-e IIISales Manager(888) 526-2694As one of ikitagawa's youngest and experienced leaders, ...(More)As one of ikitagawa's youngest and experienced leaders, John Ma-e has been able to add new and refreshing positive energy to the team that serves you. With over 6 years of experience in the automotive industry as a Sales Professional he is leading the way with a 5-star team as a Sales Manager that is focused to provide the highest level of customer experience. The 3 things that he most enjoys is Family time, Fitness and Personal Development.
Dean ItagakiF&I Manager(888) 526-2694...(More)
Dennis SegoviaService Manager(888) 526-2694ALOHA BIG ISLAND! I began my journey with Kama'aina Moto...(More)ALOHA BIG ISLAND! I began my journey with Kama'aina Motors back in 2004, in the Sales Dept. Moved Down to Keaukaha with the Nissan Brand in 2008. Different location, same plan Help the families of Big Island with Great deals on awesome wheels!! Transferred into the Service dept few years later, with the same mind frame. I can now help even more customers, new and old, take care of their Vehicles. Keeping the relationship between the customers and dealership in great shape is Job #1. Stop by, check me out! Let me help you take care of your vehicle needs today. Easy to reach down by the beach!!!
Jaime FlorendoParts Manager(888) 526-2694My name is Jaime Florendo Jr. I've been with the Kitagaw...(More)My name is Jaime Florendo Jr. I've been with the Kitagawa family for 28 yrs. Married to Dona Florendo. Like to spend my free time with my family. Enjoy football season. Like to landscape and gardening.
Grant OkamuraSales & Leasing Consultant(888) 526-2694Aloha, I am Grant Okamura. Been working for Kamaaina Nis...(More)Aloha, I am Grant Okamura. Been working for Kamaaina Nissan for 8 years now. On off days I love to spend time with my fiancÃ© and daughter. I also love spicy ramen, working on cars, and playing basketball #mambamentality. My favorite part of working here at Kamaaina Nissan is assisting and servicing customers with their transportation needs, as well as building a long lasting relationship. I look forward to assisting you all. Aloha
Chris KuaSales and Leasing Consultant(888) 526-2694Born and raised on the Big Island, Chris Kua has been on...(More)Born and raised on the Big Island, Chris Kua has been one of the most recognized influencers on the island. You may recognize him as front man for one of the Big Islandâs most successful music groups, Kekai Boyz. Maybe youâve seen him as co-host on the Poi and Pizza podcast. Or maybe youâve heard him on the radio in his latest stint as spokesperson extraordinaire for Kamaâaina Nissan. As a senior auto sales consultant at Kamaâaina Nissan Chris combines all of his past experiences to create a simple, fun and low pressure environment for clients looking to purchase a new vehicle. If the time has come for you to find that new car, truck or SUV contact Chris Kua and experience the difference today.
Ron NakamotoExecutive Sales & Leasing(888) 526-2694...(More)
Jeff NishimuarSales Consultant(888) 526-2694Hi, I'm Jeff Nishimura, Automotive Sales Product Special...(More)Hi, I'm Jeff Nishimura, Automotive Sales Product Specialist here at Kama'aina Nissan. I have over 25 years of sales and customer development experience on the Big Island. Building a strong customer relationship has been the key in my success all of these years, it's always easier working with friends. When not working, I like to spend time with my family and occasionally play a round of golf (some might say it is more hacking than golfing).
Cody FujimotoService Adviser(888) 526-2694Cody was born and raised in Hilo. He graduated from Wai...(More)Cody was born and raised in Hilo. He graduated from Waiakea High School. In his free time he likes to travel to Las Vegas, work on his race car, go fishing and camping. Cody is one of our top sales specialists here at KamaÃ¢â¬â¢aina Nissan. He has been with the company for over 5 years. His complete knowledge of the car business can help you in purchasing your next vehicle!
Kasey ShiromaNissan Certified technician(888) 526-2694...(More)
John KapioService Tech(888) 526-2694...(More)
Ruben CalamayanNissan Certified Technician(888) 526-2694Reuben is a 24 year veteran of the automobile industry. ...(More)Reuben is a 24 year veteran of the automobile industry. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and carpentry
Liebert PascuaPorter(888) 526-2694...(More)
Elaine WrightWarranty Administrator(888) 526-2694I have been with Kama' aina Nissan for six years and rea...(More)I have been with Kama' aina Nissan for six years and really do love my job, and feel so blessed to live here in Hawaii! I found my Mr. Ã¢â¬ÅWrightÃ¢â¬? here, and love spending time with our 7 kids and 4 grand kids Ã¢â¬â who all live here now. My favorite pastime is to spend my lunch hour at the beach reading, and my favorite place on the island is definitely the Hot Ponds!
Ryan WatanabeParts Advisor(888) 526-2694I am a senior Parts Advisor here at Kama'aina Nissan wit...(More)I am a senior Parts Advisor here at Kama'aina Nissan with 15 Year years of experience. I strive to create strong relationships , both professionally and personally. On the weekend you can usually find me either near or on the water.
Andy OgawaParts Advisor(888)526-2694...(More)
Jesseross RiingenService Porter(888) 526-2694Born and raised in Hilo. Loves the outdoors, enjoys wo...(More)Born and raised in Hilo. Loves the outdoors, enjoys working on cars, and sketching.
Denton AsuncionDetailer(888) 526-2694Denton has been with Kama'aina Nissan for 8 years. He i...(More)Denton has been with Kama'aina Nissan for 8 years. He is very outgoing, and enjoys playing baseball in his free time.
Kyle PradoDetailer Specialist(888) 526-2694...(More)
Manuia SevaoDetailer(888) 526-2694...(More)
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