Our People

 

ABOUT US

Who We Are

 
As a small family owned and operated business, we are committed to quality and customer satisfaction. We have been supplying premium waterproof wood inlaid rings, watches and jewelry to customers across the globe since 2004 with a portion of each sale benefitting environmental initiatives.

 So who are we?

 

Ché Garcia CEO- Chief of Entrepreneurial Operations   

Originally from Ashland, Oregon, Ché moved to the Big Island in 2003 and found work as a carpenter. Within weeks he fell in love with the islands, its native woods and a woman who would later become his wife. It was these three events that inspired the creation of a Hawaiian Koa wood inlaid ring. Being an avid waterman and surf photographer, Ché spent a lot of time in the ocean and wanted a unique ring that was not only comfortable, water proof and durable but represented his new home, love for woodwork and his Hawaiian born wife. At the time, a durable wood inlaid ring designed for daily wear in an active lifestyle did not exist. Determined to create such a ring, Ché utilized his carpentry skills and developed the rings we offer today. Ché and his wife now spend their time back and forth between Hawai'i and Oregon, developing new jewelry pieces and raising their two young children.

 

 Tiffany Garcia CFO- Chief of Family Operations

     Tiffany was born in the small coffee farming, artist's community of Holualoa, Hawai'i. Her father is one of the original charter fisherman out of Honokohau Harbor having fished Kona's waters since the early '70's. After graduating university in California, Tiffany returned to the Big Island where she and Ché met.

 

Esmé Garcia COO- Chief Office Organizer

     Esmé was born in Waimea, Hawai'i. A close native Hawaiian friend gave her the middle name of "Kala'ikunakoa" meaning "the peace that stands among the Koa trees". Aside from days at the beach exploring for turtles, foraging through the forest for Guava and spending time at the harbor with her grandfather, Esmé enjoys "organizing" our office.

 

Roan Garcia COR- Chief Office Reorganizer

     Also born in Waimea, Hawai'i, Roan takes after his sister with the desire to "help" around the office. His specialty is the reorganization of anything previously organized by his sister. Luckily he is easily distracted by a pile of dirt, geckos or his favorite past-time, rolling Lilikoi (passion fruit) down the driveway.

 

 Isaac Garcia COF- Chief of Order Fulfillment

     Isaac, Ché's younger brother, lends a hand with filling orders, shipping and handling and various tasks associated with our mainland office in Bend, Oregon.

 

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Hawaiian Koa Wood Wide Titanium Ring
Jason Clipp (Richmond, US)
Perfect!

Super pleased with this purchase. This is even better than the koa ring I lost.

Aloha at its best!

Finding the right ring for my husband became an adventure of joy, blessings, and so much appreciation that didn’t just end at the purchase. When you buy from Komo Koa, you feel part of something bigger than just a client purchasing jewelry. You’re investing in an artist that cares about where his pieces go and who they belong to. My husband who works with tools, and big machinery, could have crushed his finger, but the titanium ring with koa inlet literally saved his finger. Crushed and completely disfigured, the ring itself took most of the blow and was no longer the original ring we had purchased. But Mr. Che (thé designer and artist) allowed us to ship it back and plea our case in perhaps seeing if it was fixable, replaceable, or in need of just purchasing a new one. The contact and communication was clear, more than fair, and in the end was replaced with grace and mercy. The Kia ring for m’y husband and I, is more than just a ring, koa Wood can only be found in certain parts in Hawaii, and it has truly become a symbol of how and where we’ve met. Each ring is unique, simple yet elegant, and when my Husband was able to get his new one, he finally felt «whole » again.
« I really didn’t like not having my wedding ring on this entire time…. »

That’s how much confidence and impact it has had in our marriage and making us one. We hope this ring brings as much joy, love, goodness and kindness into your family as well. You can’t go wrong with the Koa ring 💕

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Hawaiian Koa Wood Thin Titanium Ring
Richard Valtierra (Waimea, US)

This is the second ring I purchased. I lost the first ring after wearing it 5 years, so I had to get another. It is Beautiful and always complimented on.

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Hawaiian Koa Wood Titanium Ring - Classic
Keith Young (Victoria, CA)

Hawaiian Koa Wood Titanium Ring - Classic

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Hawaiian Koa Wood Men's Link Bracelet
Marian Volinek (Houston, US)

Good quality and looks nice