Today we bring into the Studio KATHY SILLS…Owner of ALOHA POPS to talk about her lifes journey to Hawaii and her Dream to Own her own Business here…Kathy is a So. Cal girl who grew up in Newbury Park/Westlake Village. Her dad was a Captain for American Airlines and her moms never worked, but made sure the entire family got to extracurricular activities.Kathy has always been active and a good athlete.On a whim she moved to Hawaii 27 yrs ago. Her Uncle lived in Hawaii and she thought it would be cool to see what kind of journey she could go on in Hawaii. Kathy has always lived life full throttle and lives by the rule of Work Hard Play Harder! She met and married her husband of 18 years after he pulled her over. He worked for HPD as a cop and retired after 28 yrs. Kathy worked in the car biz for 18 yrs as a service adviser and on to service manager, but once again got tired of that job…
However after 18 yrs and by fluke ended up buying a Juice Bar inside Golds Gym. Kathy then opened a cafe at Mission Houses museum for a little while, but started getting bored so she decided to buy a Worksman Ice Cream Tricycle off eBay and was selling other businesses ice cream. Kathy once again got tired of this, but because she was selling other people’s product so Poni from StreetGrindz came by to show Kathy personally how to make ice pops herself and the LIGHTBULB went on! She eventually closed the cafe to focus on Aloha Pops and the rest is history.
Kathy will never forget some of her biggest supporters…She said she will always remember bill 59 and Tulsi Gabbard supporting us!
So is running a business easy in Hawaii? HELL NO…it’s not for the weak minded, but for the ones who never quit and keep fighting, it’s worth it to live the dream of living Hawaii!