Saturday, September 8, 2012

2012 Mothers of the Year

                        2012 Mother of the Year

Janis Loo


           The daughter of an optometrist and housewife, Janis was raised on the island of Kauai as the eldest of three.  While attending the University of Hawaii, Janis was introduced to running.  Exercise has since become a very important part of her life and in her 20’s Janis ran marathons and two ultra-marathons. 
With a degree in Dietetics and a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition, Janis loves to cook and bake “healthy” for family and friends.  Janis met Garrett Sullivan in a running club and they married in 1983. Janis worked as an office manager of Garrett’s construction company for 13 years and now assists Garrett part-time with his consulting business.  She loves being a Mom to her 5 children and enjoys volunteering at church and with other organizations.  Janis was the Hawaii 2010 Jefferson Award recipient for her involvement and passion in adoption, organ donation and international missions.  


                   2012 Young Mother of the Year:

Janny Keala Gibson


Janny Keala Gibson was born and raised in Kailua on the island of Oahu.  After graduating from Kamehameha Schools, she received her Bachelors Degree from Brigham Young University Provo, Utah as Duo Major in Early & Elementary Education.  She married her high school sweetheart, Nainoa Gibson, and will celebrate their 14th anniversary this year with their four children Tai (10), Kahai (8), Kana’i (6) and Tiani (4).   Janny currently runs a preschool/childcare in her home to provide and be there for her children.  She vigorously serves as Lanikai’s Public Charter School PTSA President, with determination to spread aloha spirit, and volunteers in her Lanikai community with her husband, who serves on the Lanikai Association Board.  She is happy to be active in church and serves in the presidency in the children’s program.  Janny has a love for learning, running, and caring for all her family.

            April 26, 2012 Janis Loo and Janny Gibson
with Mayor Peter Carlisle.                             

May 3-6, 2012 National American Mothers Convention is Washington D.C


Kailua 4th of July Parade