Staff

Brock and Frank

Captains

These guys have been at it a long time.  At some point just before their frontal lobes developed, these old friends moved to Hawaii in search of surf, sun and lifestyle and they found Kona Boys.  Somewhere along the way it just became their life and almost 20 years later these two still steer the ship.

John Boyd

Legend

JB as we affectionately call him, is the longest standing employee in Kona Boys 21 years.  These days JB has scaled back the hours as he has a coffee farm and is living his own dream on the slopes on Hualalai. But weekends usually find him putting some time in at the shop, where his knowledge and aloha are put to good use.  If you miss him there, don’t worry, John doesn’t like to miss a good time and  chances are you’ll run into him out and about in Kona Town.

Mike Fields “Big Woo”

Legend

Biggy always brings the aloha.  His infectious smile, youthful spirt and infectious enthusiasm are perfectly suited to a beach boy.  When not manning the beach shack, the Big seeks out lesser know spots to enjoy solo surf sessions, but it you are in the water with him, he’ll be hooting you into the bombs.

Justice “Ali’i” De La Cruz

Waterman / Guide

If you have read our trip advisor reviews, chances are you already know about “Ali’i”.  His local boy charm, genuine concern for Kona Boys customers, and great local knowledge make him a crowd favorite. With years under his belt with Kona Boys already, he has experience and talent beyond his years.

Ben Darby

Waterman / Guide

Some people are just easy to like.  Ben’s easy going demeanor and thoughtful presence immediately put you at ease.  Always looking out for the team, Ben leads by example and coaches with objectivity.  If you happen to meet him at the beach or have him as a guide make the most of your time, Ben is taking his experience to other opportunities, and will soon be leaving the island.  We wish him well and hold on to the faint hope that his path will circle back around.

Dylan Yedinak

Waterman / Guide

Close your eyes and imagine a guide.  Dylan has that backcountry look and laid back style of someone who has spent their days in nature.  His quiet confidence puts people at ease and he has the water skills to back it up. Enjoy an easy going day on the water with this rootsy guide.

Kristen Bennett

Waterwoman / Guide

Kristen might as well be a mermaid, as a former University of Hawaii swimmer, she has probably spent more of her waking life in the water than out.  Now she spends most of her time holding down the beach shack and sharing her knowledge of the water…when she not on the beach she’s barrel hunting on her sponge or coaching the local club swim team.

Justin Bertrand

Waterman / Guide

This is the guy that you know is going to show up.  Tried and true, Justin is one of our go to guys when we need to make sure the job gets done.  He puts customers first, finds solutions instead of problems, and isn’t afraid to wear a skirt (kilt).  It’s smooth sailing when Justin has the wheel.

Tyler Huzjak

Waterman Guide / Guide

Constantly being praised by customers for his polished guiding skills and storytelling abilities, Tyler is an easy going guy who takes pride in his work.  By continuing to add knowledge to his game and working to make his tours silky smooth, Tyler is an asset to the team and one of our go to guides.

Eden Arias

Waterwoman / Guide

With a vibrant smile and knowledge beyond her years, Eden, the latest addition to the team, brings youthful enthusiasm and willingness to learn.  She’s already at home at our shop and recently finished her certs to start taking our guests on the water.  We’re stoked to watch her learn and grow and are sure it won’t be long before she’s helping to run the show.

Anita Stalb

Admin

Anita keeps an eye out from the crow’s nest making sure no rogue waves or hidden reefs interrupted our smooth sailing.  She is a stickler for details and watches our pennies and our backs.  While serious about Kona Boys, Anita has a lighter side, she is quick to make a joke and almost always wears a smile.

Morgan Youngblood

Waterman / Guide

Morgan is hands on, ambitions and not afraid  to do the dirty work, he has the right balance of interest and motivation to inspire those around him.   This first time father has his head down and is putting his best foot forward,  making himself integral to the team while building an epic lifestyle for his family.

Joe Brueck

Waterman / Guide

This guy made the decision to leave the corporate world behind and see what the Big Island had to offer. With his new found freedom you’ll find Joe experimenting with facial hair, and learning to dress down at work…Joe has perspective on his new lifestyle and it comes through in the way he treats the Kona Boys customers and the big smile hiding under his beard.

Makai Moore

Waterman / Guide

The newest member of the team, Makai brings with him a solid background in customer service and is a confident and capable waterman.  An aspiring photographer with a beautiful family, and a genuine aloha spirit, Makai fits right in with the crew and we’re stoked to have him on board.

Salina Palmisano

Waterman / Guide

If you see a motorcycle parked out front of Kona Boys, good chance Salina is holding down the shop.   An transplant to  the islands, this former softball and water polo athlete followed her spirit and landed at Kona Boys. She loves sharing her adventures and helping our guests enjoy theirs.

Hilary Lawson

Waterman / Guide

This east coast art school grad left the cold to find new inspiration in the tropics.  Most of her water experience comes in the form of snow, but she was raised on lakes and has a mean kayak game.  Watch for Hilary to shine at Kona Boys with creative input, a true appreciation for our amazing climate and natural beauty, and positive vibes to spare.