“That guy wants to sleep with Robert Pattinson.” – Conan O’Brien / Feb 14, 2012
As a self-proclaimed “jack-of-all-trades, master of some,” there are many facets to Fernando’s career. Music fans know him from his work with the bands Go Jimmy Go, Pimpbot and No Villains Left. Hawaii television viewers easily recognize him as the host of Almost Local, which ran for 2 seasons on Time Warner Cable’s OC16. After entertaining radio listeners for over a decade, fans continue to hear him at Aloha Stadium every fall as the voice of the University of Hawai’i “Rainbow Warrior” Marching Band. He can also be heard regularly on The Opposite Tastes Podcast.
As a pundit in social media, he doesn’t just share news – he creates it. Due to his powerful online presence he was brought on as a contributor to islandsceneonline.com – HMSA’s digital health and wellness magazine.
In giving back to his community, he volunteers his time to chair the City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts. He also leads 808 Green Thumbs, one of Hawaii’s largest gardening groups.