Hawaii is too expensive to be paradise for teachers; Living with 2 roommates in a dump':
The California native became an educator through Teach for America in Oklahoma, then shipped off to the Aloha State. He now teaches eighth grade science and spends the rest of his time surfing, playing volleyball and enjoying the natural splendor of the islands.
There's just one problem: Teaching in paradise has become too expensive.
"I'm 31 years old, living with two roommates in a dump place," Starks said. "I have almost no savings. I want to stay and get a home, but it's looking more and more like that's not possible."