Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura, MAOM

Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura has joined the faculty of the TIM School as a lecturer. She is co-owner of TH!NKSM, LLC, Hawai‘i.


As an entrepreneur, Sarah has worked with some of the top companies in the State of Hawai‘i, many of them in the travel industry. TH!NKSM was recently recognized by Pacific Business News as one of the most innovative companies in the State of Hawai‘i under Sarah’s leadership.


Prior to starting her own company Sarah was quality training at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa and was also in human resources at the Pacific Beach Hotel. Before moving to Hawai‘i, Sarah worked as a recruiter at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas where she was part of the reopening team.


Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix. She is very active in the community and a tremendous asset to the TIM School and TIM students.

Contact Information:

Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura, MAOM


School of Travel Industry Management

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

2560 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone:  (808) 956-8946 

Fax:  (808) 956-5378