Interns & Ambassadors

Craig Powers
Boot Camp Hawaii Intern
UH Manoa
November 2011 – Feb. 2012

After 20 years in the business world, Craig has returned to school to follow his passion for Exercise and Fitness.  He is a student in University of Hawaii’s Exercise & Health Science program pursuing a 2nd Bachelor’s degree.  His goal is to become an Exercise Specialists working with cancer patients and survivors.  He recently passed the American Council on Exercise’s Personal Trainer exam and is now a Certified Personal Trainer.

Craig is a life-long athlete competing as a state wrestler in high school and obtaining a black belt in Hapkido.  Upon moving to Hawaii 6 years ago, he began competing in triathlons.  Craig actively competes in the local triathlons in Oahu and has completed numerous sprint & Olympic distance events, 4 – 70.3 mile Hawaii Ironman’s, and the 140.6 mile Ironman Coeur d’Alene.

He is also an avid runner and has completed 6 marathons in the past 5 years.  Most notably, he qualified for the Boston Marathon at the 2010 Honolulu Marathon posting a personal best 3:18.

He enjoys learning new exercise and sport-related strategies and techniques to help people improve their overall health and fitness.

Kim Buziak

2012 Boot Camp Hawaii Ambassador

Hello! My name is Kim Buziak and I am 23 years old.  I am originally from New Jersey and just moved back to the island three months ago. I am an Accountant at Kenneth M. Takahashi, CPA firm.  When I moved back here I knew I wanted to join a workout program that would fit my interests and motivate me, which is why I found and joined Boot Camp Hawaii.  My main focus was to build muscle mass that I had lost when I was involved in a car accident almost three years, in which I sustained injuries that made me incapable of walking for three months. Since being in the program, I have already noticed results, which encourages me to work hard every time I attend class.  I am excited to become even more involved by being a Boot Camp Hawaii Ambassador for 2012.


Jayson Dibble

2012 Boot Camp Hawaii Ambassador

Will do pushups for beer! That’s the mantra of BCH Ambassador Jayson Dibble. Since Jayson joined BCH as a client in May, 2010, he’s lost more than ten pounds and he’s gained strength, endurance, and flexibility. He hopes to help other BCH clients experience a fit and fulfilling life by encouraging them during classes, answering questions, and serving as someone who has generally “been there.” When he’s not sweating with his BCH friends, Jayson is a professor of Communication in the Department of Communicology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. He also spends his fall seasons officiating high school football on O’ahu, plays guitar, and–well–does pushups for beer. Please don’t be a stranger when Jayson’s around because he won’t be one to you.


Laura Robles

2012 BCH Ambassador

My Name is Laura Robles and I am 29 years old originally from Southern California. I moved to Hawaii 2 1/2 years ago just to try something new. I have worked for Apple Inc. for 7 years currently, I am a Genius Administrator at the Apple Store, Ala Moana. I was a cheerleader for 10 years and I absolutely love watching and following sports.  In October of 2011 I read an article about “Being a version of yourself in your work, your play, your spiritual life, and in every other aspect of your life”, and  it is what lead me to  join Boot Camp Hawaii. Every day I would tell myself, “All I have to do it show up”. Since then I have done two 8 week challenges, ran the warrior dash, and a half marathon. I couldn’t have done it without the support from Boot Camp Hawaii. I’m excited to be a Boot Camp Hawaii’s ambassador and be able to pay it forward.

Melissa Ann Balmilero

2012 BCH Ambassador

Melissa is a perfect fit for Boot Camp Hawaii as the – great instructors, an outdoor environment, and challenging yet fun workouts!. Her motivation is not only the great people at Boot Camp Hawaii but also her husband and 2 year old son, Xavier.  Never a lover of running, Melissa completed her first Great Aloha Run in February 2012 and her first ever Run Like a Diva half-marathon in April 2012 with the help of Boot Camp Hawaii!.

Melissa wants to set a lifelong example of healthy habits for him.  Perfecting atomic crunches is another goal in life!  Melissa aspires to encourage new and experienced boot campers in each class

Melissa believes this statement more than ever, “athletes come in all shapes and sizes” Ain’t that the truth!

Tiana Rivera

2012 BCH Ambassador

Tiana is very experienced and happy to be a BCH ambassador, She believe “Being healthy, being fit, and being you” becomes a part of you, She is ready to help motivate and inspire you through out your BCH journey.  She hope to share her inspiring BCH story and continue on trying to be fit and healthy, because it is a challenging but a rewarding working progress. She can’t wait to help out. And hope to inspire and share her accomplishments with you all.