Sawako Shimizu recently joined the iQ 360 team as office manager in its Honolulu office. She brings over 30 years of administrative experience in the hospitality and travel industry. Sawako will manage a variety of operational functions and will provide human resources and bookkeeping support for the firm’s local and mainland teams.
GET TO KNOW SAWAKO WITH THESE FIVE FUN FACTS:
1. A Plant Mama
Sawako’s happy place is in her garden with her “plant babies.” She loves flowers and created a garden with over 100 plants during the pandemic.
2. A Collector
Sawako collects Japanese dolls, kimonos, and obis. She’s amassed a collection of hundreds of kimonos, obi, and kokeshi.
3. Destination: Egypt
Sawako’s dream vacation destination is Egypt. She’s considering visiting after she retires.
4. A Southpaw
Sawako was born left-handed, but growing up, her mom trained her to use her right hand – a common practice in Japan.
5. A Fan Of Thrillers
Sawako loves crime and mystery novels. Her favorite authors are Tess Gerritsen and Patricia Cornwell.