My name is Michelle Trott, but my friends call me Humuhumu.
No connection to the fish.
I lived in Hawaii for a short but affecting time as a child, and that plus a love for themed environments and midcentury Americana led me to the wonderful world of Tiki and Polynesian Pop. My life, thankfully, hasn't been the same since.
I take my efforts to archive the current state and the history of these places quite seriously — it's a tall task, challenging and never-ending — but it is also a consuming passion, something that brings me no small amount of pleasure. Critiki is a not-for-profit project, a way to contribute back to the tikiphile community, and I hope that it is a useful resource for people.
In addition to Critiki, I run two other tiki themed websites:
I call San Francisco home, and I'm originally from Seattle.
Questions, information, comments? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org