Say hello to Shimon

Bilingual Client Success Engineer

Caffeinated. Curious. Noodle

Shimon’s Story

I was born in Tokyo, Japan, and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I attended Mid-Pacific Institute for high school and the University of Hawaii at Manoa for my Japanese Language and Literature BA degree. Fun facts about me: 1) I was a sushi chef for about three years 2) I can’t ride a bike 3) I am addicted to coffee.

Immigrating to Hawaii as a child was the key life event that made me the person I am today. This allowed me to become an English/Japanese bilingual, and the unique multicultural environment has heightened my global perspective and empathy. For this, I am truly thankful for my parents.

I will use my strong hospitality background to contribute to Team Gravity in the Support Department. My experience working at a large-scale hotel helped me develop my problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure. Growing up, my parents owned a small Japanese restaurant, and I saw many challenging aspects of running a business. I am very excited by the opportunity to build positive client relationships with people like my parents and setting them up for success.

Shimon Trivia

  • Favorite Food: Sushi, Ramen, Pizza
  • Favorite Movie: James Bond and Marvel movies
  • Favorite Book: Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Hobbies: Traveling and Coffee
  • Favorite Quote: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
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