Snowy white summits and “pineapple powder,” as the locals affectionately call freshly fallen snow, is probably the last thing you imagine when you think of the beautiful islands of Hawaii. But for the Hawaiian natives, like National Agents Alliance agent James Hadde, it’s their own hidden slice of paradise away from the palm trees and picturesque beaches.
It’s the summit of Mauna Kea that gave way to a breathtaking view of snowy slopes in the midst of tropical paradise that landed Hadde the opportunity to showcase his photography and writing in a book called, Room Service.
Room Service, a coffee table book for the guests of hotels and resorts to enjoy, offers just a glimpse of the life of one of our agents.
Hadde, who resides in Honolulu on the island of O’ahu with Chiharu, his wife of three years, credits NAA’s opportunity to being able to give him the freedom to chase his dreams.
“Before NAA I was an art teacher for nearly 15 years, which I enjoyed because I was helping and empowering people to express themselves. But I also like participating in my various ‘hobbies,’ like acting and photography; so I need a career where I could do both, because being a teacher didn’t have the flexibility that I needed,” Hadde explained. “National Agents Alliance does this. It allows me to stay connected to teaching by helping families with their finances and well being, which has also not only increased by annual salary, it has allowed me to work on my other hobbies when the opportunity arises and be the boss of my time.”
Not only is Hadde an NAA agent, he is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), with the likes of “A List” celebrities including George Clooney and Brad Pitt. But one of Hadde’s most notable television appearances was on ABC’s hit show, LOST, as one of the “Others.” He has also performed stunt work on Universal Picture’s movie Battleship, where he got to protect Grammy award-winning songstress, Rhianna. In addition, Hadde worked on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O, HBO’s Entourage, and ABC’s Last Resort.
Hadde, who also speaks Japanese, has also worked on a number of Japanese TV commercials and music videos.
Other than his raising acting career, Hadde is an accomplished adventure photographer, who not only had his work showcased in Room Service, but in other notable publications like TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine, SURFER magazine, Free Surf Hawaii magazine, Nalu magazine, and an in-flight magazine for Hawaii’s Go Airlines called Innov8.
“I guess there are no limitations to people’s warm market list, you just never know who you’re going to meet,” Hadde jokes. “I was introduced to NAA by a former agent whom I met on the set of LOST, while we were working as stand-ins three years ago. We were chatting in between takes about our other jobs, when he told me about NAA. I was impressed and decided to look into it further, and here I am!”
Regardless of his success in acting and photography, Hadde is ready to take his role at National Agents Alliance to the next level. “My goal with NAA is to build a bigger team of people that I can share the secrets of NAA with, as I have been mostly a personal producer,” Hadde said. “NAA’s motto fits who I am and what I want to do in life perfectly: Have fun, make money, and make a difference.”
If Hadde’s story has showed us anything, it is that NAA’s opportunity can fit any lifestyle. Not only can you become financially free, it is also a great option for those who want the freedom to pursue their passions in life.