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Established 2004


Mike McKinney, BA

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Mike earned his BA from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. After a career as a Sales Manager for a medical supply company, he created and ran Creation Design Group, a successful advertising agency. In 1998, looking for further meaning in his work, he began his position with at-risk students at a wilderness program in Idaho. There he discovered his passion for inspiring adolescents and met his wife, Suzanne.

Mike later added to his experience with adolescents as Director of the Trails program at Oakley School and Admissions Director at Coral Reef Academy. In 2004 he and his family moved to Hawaii, realizing Mike’s dream to serve children and their families in this unique setting. He is married with two young boys and enjoys fishing, camping, water sports and spending time with his family.


An Important Message from Pacific Quest

It is with deep sadness that we announce the suspension of services at Pacific Quest. After heartfelt consideration, we concluded that during this international public health emergency we needed to take our social responsibility seriously.

Due to the nature of our work, we cannot abstain from contact with our clients and colleagues. After evaluating all options, we concluded that suspending operations was the healthiest, safest and right thing to do. We are thankful to have successfully suspended operations with no cases of COVID-19 in our population. Our ultimate goal is to continue our incredible work after this crisis has subsided.

The Pacific Quest Ohana is proud and grateful to have served just under 3,000 families over the past 16 years! We are forever grateful to our dedicated employees who we are lucky to call friends and family, and to the thousands of families that trusted us with their children. We deeply regret this turn of events and are grateful for your support.

We wish everyone health, safety and connection in the coming year.

Pacific Quest

NOTE: If you need help for your teen or young adult, please use the resources below: