Hi! My name is Kazuki Sawanoi. I am the Treasurer of the community club. I was born in Tokyo and moved to the U.S. in 1994 to attend graduate school. I have called Newport Hills “home” since 2000. I currently work at Microsoft in Redmond as a program manager. I live with my wife and a teen-age son. My son grew up playing in Bellevue Thunderbird Little League, and I coached his team for six years. He is done with baseball, but I still volunteer as an umpire. I enjoy bicycling, badminton, gardening, and cooking. As a coping mechanism for gloomy winter weather, I have developed a love for playing music (clarinet, ocarina, and choir) and reading books.
I love Newport Hills because we have good neighbors and because we have both easy access to trails and nature and restaurants and a grocery store within walking distance. I would like to contribute to making this community welcoming and fun for all residents.