KATE has been working with us since April 1st this year, so she’s a newbie, but she does not act like it. She had her check ride with the boss this week and she was terrific, both in knowledge and people skills. 

On the comment cards written after the hike, her clients wrote:

• “A very pleasant surprise and excellent.”

• “Kate was very informative and a natural at what she does. I learned a lot that I did not expect to learn. Who knew there was so much hiding in the jungle?”

• “Wonderful guide (and great cookies).”

Guide Kate explaining the plants along our trail.Guide Kate explaining the plants along our trail. Here she shows how the kukui leaf is shaped like the head of Kamapua’a, the Hawaiian pig god. The kukui is our state tree and has a wealth of uses.