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 business that her father started 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.”

 

Sophie Hastings

Sophie hails from England but is local at heart. She’s produced events since her first job in the industry as a young woman with London’s iconic retailer Simpsons of Piccadily. What she loves most about her 25-year love affair with Current Affairs is that every day is different and the fast-paced, high energy environment.

Favorite Quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

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.”

Lindsay Castro

Ohio born, California grown and Vegas defined. That’s Lindsay. She fell in love with events while planning her own wedding and decided to make a career out of it. More than a decade later, she loves the team work and the collective imagination that goes into each and every production.

She believes that: “Events are breathing entities. If you give them room to grow, they will turn into something beautiful.”

 

Christina Morisato

Christina grew up in Chicago and spent summers with family in Hawaii. On Oahu for nearly a decade, her passion ignited in her college years. She worked on a variety of events including weddings, galas and fundraisers. Her nonprofit career included million-dollar charity balls and fundraiser walks for thousands of people.

Her motto: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Seth Quintard

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right,” is Seth’s credo.

His focused optimism, dogged determination and can-do approach is why he’s so good at keeping the administrative affairs of the company in order. With nearly a decade of experience in management, the San Diego native is driven by a deep respect for the incredible efforts that take place behind the scenes and loves the dynamic nature of event planning and production.