AboutOur Team

About Us

Captain Cook Resorts is a licensed travel agency that markets vacation rentals for Captain Cook Real Estate, a full-service real estate company founded in 1991 and located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Our office is comprised of three divisions: Real Estate SalesLong Term Property Management, and our division, Vacation Rentals & Property Management.

Captain Cook Resorts oversees an ever-expanding inventory of quality privately-owned vacation rental condominiums in Waikiki and the Diamond Head/Gold Coast areas of Oahu.


Ingrid - Vacation Rental Agent

Ingrid has been an integral part of the Captain Cook reservation team for many
years. Originally from Florida, she came to Hawaii and was instantly hooked.
She enjoys the beach and sampling the local cuisine. If you want to find a local
restaurant, ask Ingrid!




Barbara Property Manager

Barbara joined Captain Cook Real Estate in 2008 as a licensed Realtor
Associate and has since become one of our property managers. When
she's not working hard, she enjoys stand up paddling in beautiful Waikiki.




Lauri vacation rental agent

Our Reservations Manager, Lauri, has lived in 11 U.S. states, and is proud to have
attended high school and college on Oahu. An integral part of the Captain
Cook team, she's also a writer, sings and plays ukulele and guitar, loves the
diverse culture in the islands, and is proud to call Hawaii home!




 Denise - Vacation Rental Reservationist

Denise was born and raised right here in Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended
college in Indiana and New York City, and then returned home to paradise
and has been working in the hotel industry for over 25 years. Her favorite
pastime is reading and listening to KPOP (Korean pop) music and dramas.
She enjoys spending time with family and mainland friends, taking them to
local attractions and introducing them to popular local cuisine.


Vacation Rental Agent - WendyWendy was born and raised in Hawaii and loves to travel with her family around the world
to learn all about different cultures. She loves to try different kinds of restaurants
in Hawaii and her favorite is Italian, Mexican and Hawaiian foods. In her spare time
she enjoys craft beading and is a big fan of UH Football and UH Wahine Volleyball games.




Paul Property Manager

Aloha! Meet Paul, one of our Resort Property Managers. Paul has a diverse
background: he retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years in Aviation
Maintenance Management. Since his retirement in 1998, he taught SCUBA
diving and captained tour boats and submarines here in Hawaii. He joined
Captain Cook Resorts in 2009. While with the Navy, Paul lived in Kanagawa,
Japan for 12 years where he learned to speak fluent Japanese (日本語も話せます).
Paul loves greeting our guests and sharing the “Aloha Spirit.” He will go out of
his way to provide that extra something to make your stay with us more comfortable.


 Byron, Vacation Rental Property Manager

Byron previously lived in Hawaii then moved to Japan for many years to teach and
has returned to Hawaii and is one of our guest service managers. If there is anything
you need during your stay, please to not hesitate to contact Byron.
Byron is also fluent in Japanese (日本語)




James - Waikiki Property Manager

James started working part time in guest services in 2013 for Captain Cook
Resorts and is very happy to transitioned to a full time employee. He grew
up in Japan so he is fluent in Japanese (日本語) as well as English.





 Kana - Vacation Rental Agent

Meet Kana, a bilingual Reservation Agent who was born in Japan and raised in both the United Kingdom and the United States.  After recently earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kana continues to be active in the art scene. Knowledgeable of all things Waikiki, feel free to ask her about art, hiking and the foodie scene here on Oahu!



Petra Vacation Rental Management


Petra is our Operations Manager here at Captain Cook Resorts. She oversees all our renovations and remodels. She ensures our rentals are up to date and are looking great for our guests. Petra grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and moved to Hawaii in 1976 after graduating from high school. She met her husband 1 month after that and never looked back. She enjoys spending time with family and her 3 dogs. She also enjoys gardening and going to the movies.


James - Waikiki Property Manager

Kathie is our Director of Business Development and Client Success.  A licensed Realtor Associate with over 25 years in the travel and hospitality industry, Hawaii is her passion.  Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she has been visiting the islands as her favorite destination for many years.  Kathie enjoys painting and capturing the beauty of Hawaii in art form.  She originally worked with Captain Cook Resorts in 2011 and then, after a short time in Seattle, is thrilled to again be part of the Captain Cook Resorts team.  Kathie’s focus is providing the highest quality of service and continued growth for our guests and owners.



Suzanne joined Captain Cook Real Estate in 2004 as a licensed Realtor Associate.  She has held various management positions and now assists with vacation rental acquisition.  Her backgound includes over 25 years in marketing and selling ski tour vacation travel packages to Rocky Mountain and western Canadian ski destinations.  Suzanne is a supporter of live jazz and classical music performances here in Honolulu.