It was July of 2001 and Kendra Murray was starting a new sales manager gig on a new island at a new dining and entertainment joint called Dave & Buster’s, opening in the new Ward Shopping Center. It was a lot of “new” for Murray, who was still fairly new herself to the restaurant business, having spent most of her career working in sales for the hotel industry.
Growing up in Hawai‘i, Lisa Rapp always thought she’d be a doctor one day. But when it came time to jump into career-focused studies at the University of Hawai‘i, the medical prerequisites just didn’t pique her interest. Disciplines that encouraged creative thinking, like art and philosophy, were more her speed.