About Certified Cruiser

Highlighting Life Skills that aren't taught in college, but are necessary for a successful, healthy and balanced life is what Certified Cruiser provides.


Robert grew up in Hawaii, going to school, playing sports and enjoying the many outdoor adventures available in paradise.  Along the way he won two state championships in soccer and 4 conference cross country championships.  He has degrees in Fitness &Health Promotion and Cardiac Rehbilitation.  He currently is a Certified Nursing Assistant and Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist at Winona Heath in Minnesota.  His interest in outdoors, fitness and health made it a natural fit to lead the Certified Cruiser organization.

Robert Connors


‚ÄúDoug is the CFO of Tropical Sales, LLC and treasurer of the Laupahoehoe Train Museum.   He has degrees in Business, Engineering, Systems Management & Adult Education.  He retired from the Air Force in 1993 as a communications engineer.  Moved to the Big Island and raised 5 children in a rural Hawaiian paradise.  With 3 of the 5 graduated from college and the other 2 still in college came the realization that college student debt was creating a substanial burden on their lifestyle.  Certified Cruisers was created to help graduates learn the skills not taught in college to help achieve the American Dream.

Doug Connors

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