President & Founder / US Polo Association Hawaii Circuit Governor
Christopher Dawson is the United States Polo Association Circuit Governor representing the Hawaiian Islands and Vice-Chairman of the USPA Marketing, Branding, & Broadcasting Committee. His leadership has brought a strengthened relationship with the island's local and military communities, as well as renewed interest from local and international businesses and corporate sponsors. With over twenty years of experience in the sport of polo, he is dedicated to the initiatives of Polo for a Purpose. His efforts have been instrumental in polo's resurgence in the Pacific, in the number of new riders and the bustling crowds of spectators tailgating each weekend.
Kylie was born and raised on the island of Oahu. She attend college at Notre Dame De Namur and graduated from the University of Hawaii, in 2013. Kylie received a BA in Business, with a focus in marketing. She has been a part of the Dawson Media Team since 2012 and has been able to participate in the growth and development of Hawaii Polo Life and Hawaii International Polo Association. These entities have been made successful through the support of our sponsors, family, friends and business partners. Kylie manages the coordination and execution of all projects including but not limited to, the Hawaii Polo Life Magazine, Polo Season Specialty events: Army Polo, Ward Village Encore Polo 2014 and the Polo Soiree 2015.
Publisher & Editorial Director
Twenty years of digital and print media, advertising, travel consulting and new product launch experience culminates in Hawaii Polo Life, an annual lifestyle print magazine with bolstered digital and video components. From conceptualization, to hiring/managing sales & editorial staff, execution, print contracting and distribution, this was an all-inclusive labor of (equestrian) love. Berusch is a nationally-awarded journalist for his work that can be seen in Departures, Town & Country, Sunset, Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast and a dozen additional national magazines. He also is Co-Founder and Principal at video production outfit "1,000 Word Films."
Celebrity Lifestyle Photographer & Strategic Partner
Michael has been shooting sports and active lifestyle campaigns professionally for over 20 years. He has photographed Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning, Kelly Slater, Danica Patrick, Michael Phelps, Miami Dolphins, and the Indy Car Series. Some of his clients include campaigns for K-Swiss, Michelob Ultra, IZOD, William Rast, and Reebok.
Michael brings experience, professionalism and excitement to every shoot. He has a natural ability to bring out the best in not only experienced models but also in some of the world’s most accomplished athletes. He enjoys splitting his time between the Newport Beach studio and his location house on the North Shore of Oahu.