Originally from Minnesota, Jim Hooper graduated from Hamline University majoring in Management and Economics. After spending four years at Best Buy’s Corporate Human Resources, he moved to Maui 5 years ago and began his hospitality career at the Grand Wailea Resort. He has progressed from Guest Relations Manager to Special Projects to Sales & Marketing. Jim is currently the Director of Operations at Ho`olei at Grand Wailea, a new luxury town home community in south Maui. In his role, he leads a dynamic team responsible for strategic visioning, sales and marketing, day-to-day operations, owner relations and ensuring the highest level of guest service for Maui’s discerning travelers. Jim resides in south Maui where he enjoys entertaining friends and family, cooking, home decorating and believe it or not, working.