Al Cabacungan was born at Triplar Hospital in Honolulu. His father was born and raised in Kauai, his mother in Maui. Al's father was transferred to Oceanside CA as a marine when Al was a teenager, and he has lived in California since then. Because he still has relatives, children and even a granddaughter living on the islands, he is a frequent visitor. Some may remember him from the Kauai Goodwill Games series for baseball, for the HIS and KIS baseball/softball tournaments, or for his support after Hurricane Iniki. As the owner of Be Ready, Inc., he is very interested in making sure that all of his Hawaiian friends and Ohana are able to prepare for disaster situations and to have the best foods and technology available for emergencies.
Erica Cabacungan married into the Hawaiian culture when she met Al in 1981, 30 years ago. Since then, she has been a frequent visitor to Hawaii. She and her husband have had 4 daughters attend/graduate BYU-Hawaii and has enjoyed having her daughters dance for the Polynesian Cultural Center. One of her favorite things to do when visiting the islands is meeting wonderful people from all over the Pacific Rim. Also, having in-laws and a granddaughter there is great! Known as Auntie Erica to many on and off the islands, Erica loves interacting with locals and island Ohana.
Josh "Pono" Cabacungan was raised in California, but his heart has always belonged to the Hawaiian islands and his Polynesian friends. Pono loves to play ukulele, sing, go to the beach and hang out with the locals whenever he gets the chance. He has been studying Business Administration at LDS Business College and is anxious to bring great products to share with his Hawaiian friends. He's a hard worker and has lots of respect for island culture.