OUR TEAM









Celebrating 35 years of excellence, Current Affairs is Hawaii’s most creative collective of innovators, designers and producers. It is Hawaii’s leading full-service event planning and production company and has earned a reputation for its exquisite taste, unrivaled creativity, personalized approach and supreme attention to detail. Founded in 1984, the company has created thousands of exclusive events for a wide variety of private and corporate Clients from around the world, combining unique entertainment concepts with imaginative design at memorable locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It specializes in intimate to grandiose affairs from corporate events, street festivals to galas and weddings.





 

Philip Richardson

Born in Canada and raised near England’s Windsor Castle, Philip’s life has been a cosmopolitan adventure that celebrates the unique cultures and flavors of the world. He first fell in love with events when he brought friends together to enjoy his homemade beer as a young man. That sparked a joy for gatherings that has served as a cornerstone for his career.

With more than 40 years of industry experience, he provides executive oversight of all events including their vision, orchestration and excitement of all the senses. The company’s longevity is built upon a belief that ‘through adversity comes an equal or greater benefit.’

With this in mind, the company serves its Clients by ‘never, ever giving up’ and passionately embracing each opportunity declaring, ‘Carpe Diem!’

Tiffany Richardson

Tiffany grew up in the family business that was founded in 1984. Her talent for Productions was nurtured by a parade of entertainers, luminaries, Chefs, creatives and event maestros who shaped her view of the world.

As the Company’s President and an event storyteller, she ensures that every event is a unique expression of a Client and one that will create an emotional experience and memories to last of a lifetime.

She lives and works by her motto– “Attract what you expect. Reflect what you desire. Become what you respect. Mirror what you admire.”

 

Junior Gardner

Junior may have grown up in Waipahu but he grew up professionally at Current Affairs. At the age of 19, he joined the company and embraced events as his lifetime career. A natural born leader, he knows how to run the show. What he loves most about his job is the beauty of the process and “watching it all come to life.”

His Motto: “Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.”

Kelsey Matsuda

Born and raised on Oahu, Kelsey received her training from Hawaii Community College and is currently a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Young Professionals Program. Prior to joining Current Affairs, she served as Co-Manager at Bebe. She has previous experience as the Sales and Catering Coordinator at Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel and brings more than 10 years of retail experience with leadership roles at Kay Jewelers, Lucky Brand Jeans and other retailers.

Ryan Ma‘afala

Danny Faletusi