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MeetJake Villa

“What I like most about being part of LifeSave KūPono is it gives me a chance to give back to my community. It feels good to help our patients in their time of need.”

Jake Villa

What is your role at LifeSave?

Flight Paramedic

Describe your job.

Transporting people to a higher level of care within our islands in their time of need.

Three hashtags that describe you?

#areyoureadyforanadventure #playitloud #dadlife

How long have you been with LifeSave and what do you love most about your job?

I started with AMR Air in 2013 and I was here for the transition to LifeSave KūPono. I love the camaraderie between myself and my crew members. I consider the crew I work with to be an extension of my family.

Jake Villa and crewmate

Do you have an office nickname?

No, but I’m always open to suggestions.

What are your hobbies?

I love hiking along the steep cliffs of the Ko’olau mountains. I love to pluck away on my guitars, occasionally playing live shows and recording songs with my friends. I love to scuba dive and have a new found passion for sailing. I also love showing my friends and family around the islands when they come to visit. My aim is to make this the best trip they have ever been on.

Who is the most important person (or people) in your life?

My son Jax is absolutely my favorite Human! Wendy, she’s my person. My bonus kids Kailey and Lucian.

What is your favorite restaurant?

My go to restaurant for date night is Basalt in Waikiki. It’s run by a very good friend of mine. Go there! Tell Johnny that Jake sent ya!

What is the best place you have ever been?

Backstage at a Metallica Concert

What is your favorite LifeSave memory?

Hard to say, I’m still making them!

What is one thing on your bucket list?

To do a large ocean crossing on a sailboat

What would people be surprised to know about you?

That one time I dropped out of college in pursuit of Rock Stardom!

If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

Do more traveling. Don’t wait for other people to go out and do things with you. If you want to do or achieve something, then just do it!

What do you like most about being a part of LifeSave?

It gives me a chance to give back to my community. It feels good to help our patients in their time of need.

Jake Villa

What TV show or movie is your guilty pleasure?

I’m a horror movie freak. I’m currently catching up on the Exorcist series.

What is your favorite employee benefit or perk of the job?

I like my schedule

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?

I would get a crazy massive yaht

What is your hidden talent?

I am quite the magician…. At least my kids think so..sometimes…Well, I guess I MAKE them sit through my tricks.

Who’s your mentor?

Fonzo is my mentor