Our Core Team
Co-Founder & Executive Chef
Mark was born and raised in Manoa Valley. He spent his early twenties dancing hula with Halau o Kekuhi in Hilo, which he credits with awakening his sense of respect for both home and ingredients. Despite the national acclaim his work has garnered, his focus remains being a husband, a father to his two daughters, and creating community through food.
Mark and his wife Amanda Corby Noguchi formed Pili Group in 2012. Mark is the proud father of two daughters.
Amanda Corby Noguchi
Co-Founder & Creative Director
As a business owner and active community member of the up and coming Kaka`ako district, Amanda has lead both public relations efforts and planned events of all sizes to bring attention to the creativity and collaborative energy happening in throughout the growing neighborhood.
She is also Creative Director of Under My Umbrella (UMU). Launched in 2009, UMU is known internationally for its event production and communications work with sustainable local businesses, neighborhood redevelopment projects, capacity building and nonprofits organizations.
Amanda is the proud mother of two daughters.
Director of Operations
Justin is shamelessly curious, loves words, delights in distilling complex ideas into compact philosophies, and is on a constant search for better questions.
At Pili Group, his primary roles include Navigator, Director of Operations, and Poet-In-Residence. He derives his greatest joy from creating seamless, inspiring and surprising experiences for Pili's guests, and learning the deep wisdom of native Hawaiian culture. Nainoa Thompson is one of his heroes.
Director of Events
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Pili Group is, at its heart, a family.
Our staff come to us from all walks of life, each with their individual aspirations, skills and visions. We firmly believe that diverse, inclusive and compassionate teams are imperative to resilience and truly great work, and we strive to embody that ethic in everything we do.