Steve Whitney


In the fall of 2000, after visiting Kauai many times, my wife and I packed up our family to move here. We were living in the San Francisco Bay Area and when we told our friends about our plan to move to Kauai, some of them didn't understand why we would make such a big change. I spent most of the 1980's and 90's doing sales and marketing in the computer and video business. I traveled a lot! I was fully immersed in the high tech culture of "the next release". It was a very exciting time but as the 90's drew to a close I found myself less interested in the endless march of technology and ready to try something completely different. In early 2000 I was the VP of sales and marketing at a leading software visual effects company called Puffin Designs. Puffin was a startup founded by Academy Award Winner Scott Squires who is best known for his work as a Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic. In March of 2000, Puffin was acquired by Pinnacle Systems and after the acquisition I took several months off and traveled with my family. We spent a month on Kauai where we discovered that we could do more than just dream about trying something different... we could actually do it! A few months later, we came back to Kauai and fell in love with the property that has been our home for the past 17 years. Soon after we moved I became involved in the community doing everything from Rotary projects to local theatre and music and all kinds of volunteer work. Our kids grew up on Kauai living an adventure that brought us closer together as a family and fostered a deep appreciation for this island and the people who live here. I've been a Realtor for the past 13 years and really enjoy helping people find their own place on Kauai. If you think Living on Kauai or owning property here might be right for you, please feel free to contact me. Who knows, someday you might be telling people about how you came to be living on Kauai!