Jade de Guzman

Vallejo, CA, USA

Last updated January 20, 2021

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I was born and raised in the city of San Francisco (we're rare breeds) and received my undergrad in Business Marketing from San Jose State University. I've held marketing and communications roles for various industries including retail, food, CPG, beauty and telecom. Hawai'i is my second home as I have visited often since I was a kid and have lived there off and on within the last 15 years. I gravitated toward marketing and communications because there is a balance between science and art. I have been a Polynesian dancer for 20 years, which has led me to travel around the world. I am passionate about indigenous cultures, food, fitness and travel, all of which feed into my ultimate quest of experiencing authentic human connection.

Interesting Factoid

I have visited the Great Wall of China, swam the Great Barrier Reef and have performed at an NBA Warriors halftime show while Polynesian dancing.



Countries Visited

Map View

New Zealand
American Samoa

What I Do  

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Sustainability & Indigenous Culture Preservation

Volunteer Experience

Tahiti Mana

Honolulu, HI, USA

Mar 2017 - Aug 2018

Manuia Polynesian Revue

San Francisco, CA, USA

Aug 2005 - Dec 2016



Traveling, running and hiking, cooking and baking

Food & Drinks

Pasta, XLB, dutch crunch sandwiches, poke, boba, French & Italian pastries, green tea, iced coffee

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

New Zealand reggae, R&B, Polynesian, world

John Legend, Katchafire, Fat Freddy's Drop, Black Seeds, L.A.B., Six60

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball, football, volleyball, track

Warriors, Niners, Giants

Steph Curry, Kerri Walsh Jennings

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Soul, Blue Crush, Whale Rider

Fixer Upper, Fixer to Fabulous, Designated Survivor

Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Dwayne Johnson, Taika Waititi


Apple, Adidas



San Jose State University

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Business - Marketing

Aug 2001 - May 2005

Clubs and Communities

Marketing Association

Aug 2003 - May 2005

Pride of the Pacific Islands

Aug 2001 - May 2005
+1 more club and community

Extracurricular Activities

The Ladies of Moani Ke 'Ala O Ka Mailelauli'i (hula school)
Puaiti (Polynesian dance performance group)