Abby Santos, No Ka Oi Landscape Services
Abby Santos moved to the Hawaiian Island of Kauai in the 1970s with plans of becoming a nurse. Plans changed. She quickly fell in love with the breathtaking plant life the Garden Island was known for. She also fell in love with a local named Frank whom she'd met in college. The two would eventually become not only husband and wife, but also business partners.
"Frank was working in a restaurant when I met him," Abby says. "The restaurant had a lot of indoor plants that employees would water with ice cubes. Frank asked, 'Why don't you let me take care of the plants?' I often helped him and fell in love with it. Interior plants were a big thing at the time. From there we began servicing many of the hotels and restaurants in the area. That's how it all started."... Read more!