Wow! Where do we start with our dearest Guido. Guido came on our team as an intern but he instantly became part of the family. We’re not quite sure the word “no” is in his vocabulary as he was more than willing to help out with anything and everything; from CRM, tech guy, office DJ, to helping with programs and fundraisers.  Unfortunately his journey has taken him back home to Canada and we miss him everyday. His time with us was truly a gift and we appreciated every second of it. (I’m not crying, you’re crying…)

He has promised to come back for HASC 2023 and we cant wait!

Here’s more from Guido himself:


Tell us a little about yourself!

Aloha! For those who didn’t have the chance meet me, my name is Guido, I’m 27 years old and come from a very, very small town in Canada. I love hiking, exploring the world, and most recently discovered a passion for free diving here in Hawaii! Working for non-profit organizations is my dream and I can’t wait to see what kind of impact I can have on the world.

How and did you hear about Accessurf?

I actually first found AccesSurf through Google! I had just arrived to Hawaii and I was looking for a non-profit to give my time and efforts. I came across AccesSurf and the rest was history. Upon meeting the team and learning the mission I knew this was the perfect fit for me. I started my internship in March and continued through June. Even though it was so short, it has to be one of the best experiences I have ever had!

What does AccesSurf mean to you?

AccesSurf to me means so much more than I could ever describe. I take so much pride in having been a part of this incredible organization and I try to show it off every chance I get.

Favorite AccesSurf memory?

Definitely conversations with Russ about the street cones on our drives home. Jokes aside, what could be more special than the monthly day at the beach? Seeing our mission being fulfilled was incredible and my absolute favorite. The joy felt from these events made all the chaos well worth it. I will miss these moments deeply.

Anything you want to say to our AccesSurf ‘ohana?

I just want to thank everyone for being so warm and friendly to ‘just another guy’ trying his life in the beautiful state of Hawaii. I can’t tell you all how much this opportunity meant to me and I hope I can return to volunteer once again.