Aqualani Resort Services

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mike Kelley

MIKE KELLEY
Owner/President

Mike Kelley, owner of Aqualani has more than 30 years of experience with luxury resort hotels, beach and pool service management, concierge and ocean recreation operations. Started in 2017, Aqualani is the largest pool and ocean recreation services company in Hawaii with over 18 resort locations and a diversified staff of over 240.

As he built the company into the organization it is today, Kelley also helped design the pool and beach facilities for nine major resort hotels throughout Hawaii. Working through pre-construction to opening he coordinated layout of facilities, service deliveries, area concepts, staffing and budget guidelines. In addition to resort pool, beach and concierge services Kelley has started other successful operations including Grand Luau at Honua'ula at the Grand Wailea, The Spa at Black Rock and Teralani Catamarans.

Kelley served for four years on the international board of Young President's Organization and chaired the international events committee for three of those years. He is also a past Maui County Small Business Person of the Year as designated and honored by the United States Small Business Association, twice selected as a finalist for Ernst & Hawaii Young Entrepreneur of the Year and was recognized for Retailer of the Year award from the Hawaii Retail Merchants Association.

Mike and his wife Olinda have 2 daughters.

Alexis Sambrano

ALEXIS SAMBRANO
Vice President and Director of Finance

Alexis oversees all financial operations within Kelley Group of Companies and its various entities, including: Aqualani, Teralani Sailing Adventures, Kaanapali Surf Club and Spa at Black Rock.

With over 15 years of experience in Finance and Accounting, Alexis began her career in public accounting with Moss Adams LLP and made the move into the private sector as part of management teams for both private and public companies.

Born and raised on Maui, Alexis returned to the island in 2015, and joined Kelley Family of Companies as Controller. In the 6 years since, she has proved to be an integral part of the company’s growth. Alexis attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Alexis enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Brett Greenberg

BRETT GREENBERG
Regional Director, Aqualani Beach & Ocean Recreation

As Regional Director, Brett is responsible for overseeing all guest services at three Waikiki, Oahu beachfront locations and the company’s new Kauai location.

Prior to moving to Hawaii in 2013 Brett was in the music and radio promotions business in Santa Monica, California. He also was Executive Vice President at Hitmakers Magazine and Hot Sheet Publishing. His formal education is in communications and audio engineering and he studied at Pierce College and UCLA. In his spare time, Brett enjoys spending time with his wife Nancy and their daughters Lyla and Ava.

 Elicia Nina Stratton

ELICIA NINA STRATTON
Director of Watersport Activities

Elicia brings with her over 12 years of experience in management with emphasis in watersports, customer service and sales. She joined the company in November of 2020 to oversee Kaanapali Surf Club and restructured the watersport division of the company after being closed due to the pandemic.

Her vast knowledge and skillset have been instrumental in recreating watersports, island concierge service and sales divisions island wide. Elicia graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Human Relations and Sales. Elicia has always had an affinity for the Hawaiian Islands, enjoying biannual trips with her family since childhood. After graduation, she came to visit friends on her favorite island of Maui and never left.

She’s an island girl at heart, an accomplished surfer, paddler, PADI certified scuba diver, and has her Hawaii Real Estate License. Elicia is an adventure seeker, she has a passion for travel and loves spending time with her family and friends and living life to the fullest.

Monica Eder

MONICA EDER
Vice President, Concierge Resort Services

Monica manages Aqualani’s Resort Concierge Services, bringing her years of experience as she leads her team with a focus on hospitality and elevating guest experience.

With over 25 years in the hospitality industry; Monica received her B.A. in Communications from Hawaii Pacific University and started out her career while still in school, working Front Desk/Guest Services at various hotels in Waikiki. After graduation, she transitioned to concierge services and quickly moved up into management as the lead concierge at Kahala Mandarin Oriental with Aqualani Concierge. Monica was the Director of Concierge Services based at Sheraton Maui where she managed multiple operations on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai.

She has a passionate love for the islands and the people of Hawaii and engages business with a deep sense and understanding of “Aloha”. She loves the outdoors and animals of all shapes and sizes, her favorite being her 13yr old “puppy” Nani and the three cats that adopted her. Monica is very family oriented, married for 19 years and lives on Oahu.

 Scott Heidman

SCOTT HEIDEMAN
General Manager, Aqualani Beach & Ocean Recreation

Originally born in Los Angeles Scott moved to Maui in 2003 starting in Kaanapali at the Emabassy Suites Resort Vacation Ownership Sales and had a successful career in Vacation Ownership Sales until 2016 when he moved into the Resort Management Field and joined Aqualani.

Scott’s motto is “respect what you expect” and tries every day to live by this example and pass it along to his family, friends, colleagues and business partners. Scott lives in Kaanapali and is a proud father and grandfather who loves and drives classic cars.

 Haley Barnes

HALEY BARNES
Manager, The Spa at Black Rock

Haley has been in the beauty business since she was 14, starting out as a receptionist and has worked her way up to management. Prior to The Spa at Black Rock she managed a local Hair Salon and Day Spa for almost 9 years, along with other Salons and Spas throughout her career. She has a passion to connect and build not just a great team but an Ohana within her work environment.

Born and raised in Vail, Colorado, Haley moved to Maui with her then, 5 month old daughter Avery in 2012. She had been visiting Maui since she was young and had always dreamed about living on the Island. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, camping, spending time at the beach with friends and family.