Limousine Driver and Landscaper - John Wilson of Santa Barbara

A resident of Santa Barbara, California, John Wilson recently accepted a position as a driver at Rock Star Limousine Services. He provides quality and timely transportation to his clients between airports and hotels throughout Southern California. Additionally, John Wilson facilitates local wine tours.

He also owns and operates JW Brush Clearing, a landscape company that primarily serves customers in homeowners associations. With a Better Business Bureau (BBB) membership, he offers tree-trimming and removal, brush and weed-whacking, and other services to help each home comply with insurance regulation and fire codes.

Prior to starting his business, he directed lobster fishing operations on the Fishing Vessel Seafever, a 48-foot boat. He maintained an active networking pool, which garnered partnerships with 26 seafood restaurants and the Hollywood Farmer’s Market, where he delivered weekly shipments.

In addition to his professional experience, he holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a minor in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Historical Roots of Hawaii’s Molokai Island

Based in Santa Barbara, John Wilson worked as a lobster boat operator for three decades. When away from their Santa Barbara home, he and his family often travel to Hawaii, and John Wilson is particularly drawn to the island of Molokai for its peacefulness and serenity. Formed of two volcanoes, Molokai is the fifth largest of the Hawaiian Islands and one that has best retained the traditions and culture of Old Hawaii.

Settled by Polynesians as early as the fifth century AD, Molokai remained apart from islands such as Oahu and Maui through the centuries. In the 18th century, internal conflicts concerning ownership of fishing grounds arose among leaders, and Oahu took control of the island.

Maui subsequently took control of Oahu, and King Kamehameha the Great brought Molokai into the fold as part of a unified island kingdom. King Kamehameha often visited the island, keeping a vacation residence on Kaunakakai Beach. In the 1840s, German agriculture mogul Rudolph Meyer immigrated to the island and married the high chieftess Kalama. He was responsible for the construction of a sugar mill and the expansion of Molokai’s modern agricultural economy.