Impact Hub HNL is delighted to announce that we’ve hired Josh Rivera into a full-time Head Host position. Josh started the first week of November, and he will be working daily to support both our members and our community, helping member engagement, event planning and coordination, and managing our volunteer host team.
Josh was born here on Oahu, but grew up in Florida. He graduated with a Marketing degree from the University of South Florida, and then spent four years in the Army, which brought him back to Oahu.
While in the Army, he worked as a Mobile Gun System Platoon Leader and Signal Corp Platoon Leader at Schofield Barracks. After his service, he went back to the marketing world and started working as a Marketing Assistant for Yelp Hawaii and Barista at Morning Brew (an excellent Kakaako neighborhood coffee shop). He still manages Yelp Hawaii’s social media channels, digital marketing efforts, and helps with their events, which is how he met our Community Director Anne and got to know more about Impact Hub HNL.
Josh is a foodie, a dog dad, and a solo traveller. He says that he loves solo traveling, and encourages everyone to take at least one solo trip in their life. “I enjoy the serendipitous encounters you have with locals and fellow travelers while trekking alone. I believe food and travel go hand in hand. Food is a great way to experience another culture especially when in a new city or country.” When here on the island, he loves to take his Shiba Inu, Kintsugi, out for hikes and for beach adventures.
Please stop by to meet Josh next time to welcome him to the Impact Hub HNL community!