What are PARENTS Profiles?
Our goal is to choose role models in our community that people look up to and want to hear from regarding their parenting tips and suggestions. Their experiences will help other parents gain valuable insight into how rewarding and challenging parenting can be!
The PARENTS Profile will be selecting one public figure each month, and they will be videotaped answering some questions about their parenting experiences. The video will then be featured on our web and social media sites.
We encourage the community to nominate who they want to hear parenting tips from! If you have a public figure in mind, please click HERE to fill out a nomination form.
It’s our belief that the help and support of each of these role models will touch the lives of other parents to encourage and promote the value of nurturing relationships.
Each person selected will answer the following interview questions:
- What is the best parenting advice you ever received?
- What has parenting taught you?
- What is the most difficult thing about being a parent?
- What is the best thing about being a parent?
- How do you effectively juggle your career and family life?
- Did you ever receive any type of parenting education? Would you recommend it today?
- What is the most important tip you can give others about how to raise a healthy, loving, well-rounded child?
Check out Our Latest PARENTS Profile…
Senator Glenn Wakai, District 15
Senator Glenn Wakai has dedicated the last dozen years to being a public servant – 4 years in the Senate, and another 8 years in the State House. He is a graduate of Mid-Pac Institute and the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology, along with a minor in Business Administration.
In 1991, Senator Wakai landed his first job in television news as an anchor/reporter for KUAM-TV in Guam. In 1993, he moved to Saipan where he helped to build a brand new television operation as the station’s Assistant News Director.
The Senator returned to Hawai’i in 1994 to become the court reporter for KHON-FOX 2, and in 1999, he moved across town to report for KHNL-NBC 8.
After 11 years in the news business, Senator Wakai set aside his microphone to pursue his passion for public service. In November 2002 he won his first election and has been in the State Capitol ever since! Outside of the legislature, he runs his own public relations firm, and a non profit organization (Reach Out Pacific), which takes medical and educational supplies to Micronesia.
His wife, Miki, is the Japan brand manager for the Hawai’i Tourism Authority. Senator Wakai has a 15-year-old step-daughter named Cierra. She is a sophomore at Iolani School.
Dr. Kanoe Nāone, CEO, INPEACE
Please Click HERE for Dr. Kanoe Nāone’s Bio
Augie T – Comedian, Actor, Entrepreneur
Please Click HERE for Augie T’s Bio
Rick Blangiardi – General Manager
Hawaii News Now KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC)