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Christopher Ulu, Owner & Chief Executive Officer

Chris was born and raised in Hawaii, and has an impressive history of hard work and success. Being an entrepreneur himself, he holds a special passion for helping other businesses succeed. As well, he has sincere appreciation for those who have helped and believed in him along the way and is committed to giving back to the community.

His early years shaped his life and values. Growing up in Waianae, Chris took up boxing and eventually became a Golden Glove boxer. A tragedy occurred, as he witnessed his mentor stabbed and killed. Through difficult times, Chris ended his boxing career and began working with Self Storage businesses, starting as a janitor. With hard work, perseverance and constantly seeking to learn and achieve, Chris realized his dream.  In 2010, he and his son partnered together to open StorKeepers, a successful storage facility in the high traffic Kapiolani district.

Growing up in Waianae, Chris has more than 25 years of experience in storage facilities, management and sales.

In 2010, we went out on his own to open StorKeeper Self Storage, with his son as a partner. Each year, the business has shown growth. With success under his belt, Chris started dreaming of his next opportunity. With a passion to help entrepreneurs, he envisioned a marketplace that would be large enough for hundreds of small business owners find a permanent home.

As StorKeepers grew, Chris envisioned another endeavor. Knowing how difficult life can be for entrepreneurs in Hawaii, he wanted to give them a permanent home where their businesses could thrive. The persistence he learned in his early life has guided him through this journey to opening Ohana Hale Marketplace. With an operations and marketing team in place, Chris is realizing his dream every day, as construction is in motion and vendors are coming on board. Chris will tell you that his strength comes from his faith, his family, living by his core values of honesty and respect.

John T. Weaver, Principal and Vice President

John grew up in Kailua on the island of Oahu. He earned a diploma from Kalaheo High School and then an A.S. degree from Windward Community College. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and was trained in Public Affairs as a member of 305 th Public Affairs detachment at Fort Derussey in Waikiki and later trained as a helicopter mechanic when he transferred to 193rd Aviation Regiment in Wahiawa.
John earned his B.A. degree and Commissioned as a military officer at the same time through the Army ROTC program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He later attended combat flight school and earned his FAA Commercial Pilot’s license with and Instrument ticket (Rotary Wing) a feat which took several years of training. He served a total of 24 years in uniform with the US Army Reserve, Hawaii Army National Guard and Inactive Army Reserves.
John is an entrepreneur, having started numerous businesses in Hawaii and Nevada. His advanced education includes attending the MBA programs at both Chaminade and Jones International Universities. He holds or has held professional licensing in Mortgages, Real Estate, and Commercial Aviation.
After he earned his degree at UH, John joined EZ-Access Storage Systems as the Operations Manager, where Chris Ulu was the Warehouse Manager. John continued in the self-storage business for 10 years holding titles of Operations Manager, Division Manager and Regional Manager for different self-storage and Real Estate Organizations across the Islands.
He is the owner and founder of a private lending firm, Pacific Investment Group, LLC where he helps small homebuilders, contractors, real estate investors and homeowners across the state with short term, real estate based loans and investment strategies.

Richard To, Community Manager

Having struggled through his younger years and overcoming it, Richard has a strong background in self-improvement and personal development. His strengths come from being able to help others create a better life for themselves through teaching self-accountability and other personal life skills.

Much of Richard’s success can be attributed to his ability to power through tough times, as well as his exposure to the realm of cryptocurrency, which allowed him to quit his day job and spend more time focusing on building businesses and helping others do the same.

Richard joined OHM in April 2018, and is proud to be a part of the team providing local entrepreneurs with the support they need in order to achieve personal and financial freedom.