Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
SEO Internet Marketing,Hawaii Travel tourism,new media, podcasting, blogging, news
Bruce is originally from Miami Beach Florida, but has lived in Hawaii for the last 20 years where he received a bachelor‟s degree in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University. Bruce came to Hawaii 1991 as a journalist for KGU radio.
In 1995 Bruce left radio to start MCS Internet solutions which provided IT programming and connectivity solutions to businesses. That company spun off a local ISP called Pacific Internet Connections. In 1997 after acquiring the domain HAWAI-ALOHA .COM Bruce merged all three companies and founded HAWAII-ALOHA.COM, INC which went on to design, develop and market numerous websites in Hawaii
In 2000 he partnered with Yaling Yu and entered into an agreement to turn HAWAII-ALOHA.COM‟s focus completely on to the inbound Hawaii Tourism market by transitioning the site into a Online Travel & Tour Company for Hawaii only . In the last nine years, under his direction, the company has grown from a small two person agency to a multimillion dollar company with 15 full time Agents.
Since 2006 Bruce has been producing The Hawaii Vacation Connection podcast which is devoted to Hawaii Travel and Tourism. The podcast receives over 13,000 downloads a month. His podcast led to an appearance on the Travel Channel which is still airing. He is very active in Social media with over 6500 followers on Twitter. He also has a Iphone application and produces video reviews of local Hotels and events around the island on his Youtube channel MRBRUCE 1
In May 2007 the company was recognized in Travel Agent Magazine for its innovative approach to travel and in May of the same year, Agent at Home Magazine featured the company’s success story. In 2008 the company received the Circle of Excellence award from Nexion Travel Corporation. In March 2009 Hawaii Aloha Travel was rated as one of the top agencies in Hawaii by Pacific Business News. In 2010, the company received a 2010 Travel Age West Trendsetter award.