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Meet Our Staff

Managers

Michael Botha

Michael Botha

President

Founded the company as a one man operation in 1997.
Michael is a member of the management team, oversees the Quality Assurance program and enjoys supporting the various service and sales divisions.
Michael enjoys spending time with his two children, wife and three dogs at their home on the North Shore or in the outdoors hunting and fishing.
Favorite Quote: "Impossible is Nothing!" Muhammad Ali

Todd Akamine

Todd Akamine

Termite Manager

Years in field: 32
Team member for Sandwich Isle for 2 years
He enjoys playing Barbie dolls (with his grandkids)
Favorite quote: "I'm fabulous!"

 
Keoni Kalani

Keoni Kalani

Quality Assurance Manager

I started in the industry in 1992, and joined the family at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions in 2006 as inside sales. I gained experience with CSR duties, scheduling, and preparing Termite Inspection Reports, just to name a few. I was promoted to a Manager for the outer island accounts, traveling to each of the islands to service the accounts there. I wear many hats, PC, QA, Fumigation, Support Manager and have the following credentials: *CDL w/ Hazmat Endorsement , *7a, *7b, *7c, *7e.
In my spare time I adore spending time w/ my beautiful wife. I am a Home theater buff, I like to install and calibrate Home theater systems and love watching movies at home.
The greatest thing about being a part of the Sandwich Isle family is everyone works great together.

Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason."

Kale Kwon

Kale Kwon

Termite Services Manager

Kale has been a team member since 2007.
He is a service manager of the Enviropure Heat Team.
Kale enjoys fishing and hiking.

 
Ian Mateo

Ian Mateo

General Manager

He has worked in all areas of Sandwich Isle: Sentricon, Pest Control, Ground Treatment, Homeguard, EnviroPureHeat, Fumigation, Inside Sales, Customer Service, Service Manager & now General Manager. Enjoys traveling to Industry meetings, learning more about the business.

Guy Matsumoto

Guy Matsumoto

Senior Sales Manager

Guy Matsumoto is the Senior Sales Manager, & started soon after the Company first opened, in 1997. He does racquet ball & running to relieve stress, along with visiting with friends after work on Fridays. His favorite quote: "Don't worry about things that you have no control over."

 
Corey Ramelb

Corey Ramelb

Fumigation Manager

Years in field: 10+
I have been a Member for 9 years in charge of all the Midway Island jobs, supporting EnviroPure Heat Dept, Termite Dept, General Pest Control Dept and member of the Quality Assurance Dept. Also, supports all neighbor island Profume jobs. Manager of Fumigation Division team.
Enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife and three children. Loves to go workout, swim, and jog after work.

Favorite quote: "A person is a person, no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss

Aileen Sta Ines

Aileen Sta Ines

Office Manager and Pest Control Department Manager

Aileen has been working in the pest control industry since 2001.
She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs.
Favorite Quote: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" - Maya Angelou

 

Tino Villaro

Pest Control Service Manager

I have worked in the pest control industry since 2003. I enjoy spending quality time with my family and teaching Sunday school.
Favorite quote: "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"

Cody Thiel

Sales Manager
 
Nikki Cruz

Nikki Cruz

Inside Sales Manager

Team member since: 2001
Member of the Sales and Admin Team
She enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter Tehani and husband Albert.

Favorite Quote: "Life is what you make it." - Anna Mary Robertson Moses

Gare Starbuck

Wildlife Supervisor

o In the industry since 2002

o Hobbies: Reading, hiking and playing soccer.

o Favorite Quote: "Always be prepared"

 

Sales Department

Joe Chong

Joe Chong

Pest Management Consultant

Years in industry: 16 Years
Team Member: 4 Years
Enjoys spending time with Family and Friends.
Favorite Quote: "Only a life lived for others is a life worth living." Albert Einstein

James Dumas

James Dumas

Pest Management Consultant

I have been a member of the Sandwich Isle Team for about 10 years. I became educated in the field of pest management working as a pest management technician for several years eventually becoming a field representative for the company. I really enjoy meeting with customers and trying to come up with the best possible solutions for their particular situation. In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach with my dogs, reading, running, anything physically demanding and spending quality time with my family.

 
Dennis Mijo

Dennis Mijo

Pest Management Consultant

I've been at Sandwich Isle almost 5 years, with 10 years in the industry. In my free time I love to golf and work in my yard.

Quote "Never go to sleep angry."

Paul Rebucas

Paul Rebucas

Commercial Accounts Manager

I have been in the Pest & Termite business for over 15 years.
I specialize in residential and commercial accounts.
My philosophy is "Do whatever it takes to make the customer happy and loyal to Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions."

 
Adam Lefebvre

Adam Lefebvre

Pest Management Consultant

Team Member Since June 2005
Member of the Sales Team
He enjoys surfing and diving in his spare time

Shane Sarae

Pest Management Consultant

o In the industry since 2010

o Hobbies: tennis, softball, darts, karaoke, saxaphone, drums, collecting

o Favorite quote: “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer 29:11

 

Jason Yotsuda

Pest Management Consultant

o In the industry since 2014

o Hobbies: golf and fishing

o Favorite quote: “In every dream there is hope”

Roland Rodriguez

Pest Management Consultant

o In the industry since 2014

o Hobbies: ocean activities and hiking

o Favorite quote: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” - Abraham Lincoln

 
Teresa Greene

Teresa Greene

Inside Sales Representative

Team member since March 2012. Teresa is a member of the Customer Service Representative Team. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets or at the beach.

Quote: “Life must be lived as play” Plato

Brooke Bluemke

Inside Sales Representative

o In the industry since 2014

o Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, especially at the mall.

o Favorite Quote: “All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

 

James Hayashi

Pest Management Consultant

o In the industry since 2007

o Hobbies: Karaoke, Listen to music, Golfing, Skiing

o Favorite Quote: “Always put yourself in the other's shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.”

Administration

Kris Richardson

Kris Richardson

GT/Sentricon & Fumigation Scheduler

Team member since: 12/22/11
Member of the Fumigation/Termite Division
Kris enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, especially her granddaughter and is looking forward to granddaughter #2’s arrival in December 2012.
Favorite quote: "Life is short - eat dessert first"

Lynn Kaiwi

Customer Service Representative

I love to spend time with my family, ride dirt bikes, and read.
Favorite quote: "Life is not about learning to survive the storm, but rather learning how to dance in the rain"

 

Amy Malloy

Customer Service Representative

Hobbies: Enjoying competitive swimming, coaching. Cooking.
Favorite Quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” - C.S. Lewis

Suzie Schaefer

Suzie Schaefer

Executive Assistant/Customer Service Representative

I've been a member of Sandwich Isle since 2005. As a member of the Management Team, I am involved with contracts, ordering, hiring, advertising, to name a few. I enjoy sailing and relaxing with friends.
One of my favorite quotes: "I love to dance. I think it's better to dance than to march through life." Yoko Ono

 

Ashley Murden

Customer Service Representative

o In the industry since 2014

o Hobbies: I love spending time outdoors with family and friends. I have passion for yoga, meditation, and weight lifting. Love being active.

o Favorite Quote: “Your struggle is part of your legacy. See problems for precisely what they are…seeds.”

Crystal Higa

Customer Service Representative

o In the industry since 2003

o Hobbies: Reading

 

Pest Control Technicians

Glenn Augustine

Glenn Agustin

Has been with Sandwich Isle for 10 months and is a team member of the pest control department. He enjoys fishing, riding motorcycles, shooting guns, hunting, radio control cars, and video games
Favorite quote: "Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play."

Emmitt Bass

Emmitt Bass

Has been with Sandwich Isle for 3 years and enjoys working here because it gives him the opportunity to use his skills/gifts to help/improve the company. In his spare time he enjoys auto mechanics/hot rods, astronomy, astro physics, rifles, pistols, and marksmanship.

Favorite quote: "Work smart not hard and do the right thing all the time not just when someone is looking"

 

Ralph Nagata

I've been with Sandwich Isle since March 2003. I am a PC Tech & a Certified GT Tech.

Favorite Quote: "Die looking young, as old as possible."

Frank Pires

Frank Pires

He has been with Sandwich Isle for 2 years. In his spare time he enjoys golf, playing music, BBQs, and sports.

Favorite quote: "You are my flesh and I'm your bone"

 
Gil Sta Ines

Gil Sta Ines

I have been with Sandwich Isle since April 15, 2000. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis. Working with this company is a challenge, it has a good image and keeps on seeking new kinds of services in the pest control business. Training on technicians is excellent.

Elmer Villarino

Elmer Villarino

I have been with Sandwich Isle for 8 years because it is a good work environment, it has a good reputation, and good workers.

Favorite quote: "Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions is simply the best."

 

Philip Lee

I love to fish whenever I can and spend time with my wife.
Favorite quote: "No pain, no gain"

Homer Wong

Homer Wong

Pest Control Technician

I started working with Sandwich Isle in September 2005. I am a member of the sentricon team and I enjoy meeting with my customers. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my kids as they grow up so quickly.

 
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Kevin Won

Pest Control Tech
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Jack Perry

Profile coming soon!
 

Jerry Martin

Pest Control Technician

o In the industry since 2014

o Hobbies: Spearfishing with my two boys.

o Favorite Quote: “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

Joe Mark

Pest Control Technician
 

Darin Shinjo

Pest Control Technician

Christian Kupau

Pest Control Technician
 

Chris Pardini

Pest Control Technician

Thomas Nishimura

Pest Control Technician
 

Chris Wilson

Pest Control Technician

o In the industry since 2014

o Hobbies: Fishing, watching sports, golf, and anything beach related

o Favorite quote: "Show me don't tell me"

GT & Sentricon Technicians

Blake Hamada

Blake Hamada

Borate Technician

I have over 40 years experience in the Termite business, including 7 years at Sandwich Isle.
I've worked with Michael for 18 years of these years.
I enjoy collecting cards in my free time.
Favorite quote: "Work Hard"

Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson

I have been a team member just under a year. I am working to become a universal tech. I work at Sandwich Isle because of relationships with co-workers. In my free time, I enjoy napping and video games.
Favorite Quote: "Just do it"

 

Desmond Kumukoa

GT & Sentricon Technician

o Hobbies: Fishing, spending time with family at the beach, MMA and kickboxing

o Favorite quote: “If size mattered, the elephant would be king of the jungle.”

Fumigation Technicians

Brandon Contemplo

Brandon Contemplo

Crew Leader

I have been in the field for nine years and a member for two years.
I enjoy spending time with my kids.
Favorite Quote: "Never give up!"

Samuelu Finai

Samuelu Finai

Crew Leader

I have been in this field for eight years and a team member for eight years as well.
I enjoy spending time with my kids.
Favorite quote - "That's what she said"

 
Kalani Kiaaina

Kalani Kiaaina

Crew Leader

I have been in this field for eight years and a team member for four years.
I enjoy cooking.

Sean Sanchez

Sean Sanchez

Crew Leader

I have been in this field for two years and have been a team member for two years.
I enjoy working on my car and spending time with my friends and family.
Favorite Quote: "Never put off tomorrow what you can do today."

 

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