Cyrus was born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. His favorite subjects in school were English, World History, and Media Production.
A trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama as a child and a student exchange program to Tokyo and Takahagi, Japan as a teen ignited Cyrus’ passion for travel. Fitting, considering his last name in Hawaiian means “shifting sands”.
Upon high school graduation, Cyrus entered the workforce and explored various industries. Cyrus’ first experience working with teens happened in 2013 when he became a mentor at Camp C.R.E.A.T.E, a weeklong spring camp for LGBTQ+ youth in Hawai’i. In 2017, he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. After a year as a successful restaurant General Manager, Cyrus’ wanderlust returned with a vengeance as he left that position to camp, road trip, and overland across Utah and neighboring states. In 2021, he returned to working with children and teens as a substitute daycare teacher at various preschools, daycare centers, and after school programs across Salt Lake and Utah counties. Wanting a life of living rather than working, Cyrus searched for personal and professional growth in the outdoors and discovered Elements.
Despite being surrounded by amazing ocean waves and talented surfers growing up, it was a snowboarding lesson at Mountain High Ski Resort in California that gave him a sport to love. That love deepened on the majestic slopes surrounding Lake Tahoe. In 2021, Cyrus was a recipient of the IKON Pass Scholarship by Natives Outdoors, a community of professional outdoor enthusiasts who seek to expand access to indigenous populations.
Cyrus is also a student/facilitator of personal development, inner work, and meditation. He hopes to bring his myriad of experiences, thirst for growth, and desire to support to the youth of Elements.