I own (built) a small resort in the Fiji Islands on Vanua Levu, Fiji's second largest island (it's near Savusavu) as my "Escape from Corporate America". The resort name ~Lomalagi~ means HEAVEN in the Fijian language!
I was born and raised in (West) Seattle WA, graduated from the University of Washington and the Pacific Coast School of Banking. My professional career was all in retail banking taking me from Seattle to Northern California to Cincinnati OH over the years. I "retired" VERY early, as a Senior Vice President.
I moved to Fiji with my now-ex in 1997 after purchasing an incredible 25 acre coconut plantation on Natewa Bay, the largest deep water bay in the South Pacific, and have been here even since!