I was born on the island of Oahu in the early 60’s. My father who grew up on the islands and my mother were there as my father played music locally. When I was just 1 we moved to Oregon and the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Besides a few years in California I have spent my whole life here. In the early 70’s my father moved back to Oahu. My siblings and I spent many summers roaming the streets and beaches of Makaha and much time in Honolulu surrounded by family.

The name Rusty Hawaiian comes from my love of both Hawaii where there is much sunshine and the Pacific Northwest where in the fall, winter and spring there is, well, it’s fair share of rain.