SUMMARY Professional and resourceful with a passion for Hawai`i and a history of promoting it effectively with enthusiasm and cultural sensitivity; dynamic facilitator, fundraiser, systems leader and project manager with extensive experience in marketing, public relations, promoting, programming and coordinating special events. Strong business and negotiating skills, a passion for youth development, ability to work effectively with diverse groups, inspire shared vision, develop and manage programs, and produce positive results.
QUALIFICATIONS My experience with non-profit organizations, boards, and committees within the community combined with my background in business and employment within local government has given me the tools necessary to become an effective advocate for community development, philanthropic services and leadership development.
EDUCATION Kamehameha Schools 1989
BA, Marketing, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, School of Business 1994
PROFFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Kauai County Council 2013-Present Council member, Vice Chair
Kupu A’e dba, Kaua`i Team Challenge, Inc. 2002-Present President and Owner
Leadership Kaua`i 2006-2011 Executive Director
Kaua`i Realty Inc. 2003-2007 Realtor Associate
The Native Hawaiian Education Association 2003-2005 Executive Director
Kaua`i County Fire Department 1994-2004 Rescue Specialist
Na Pua Noeau 1995-1998 Project Coordinator
Boards, Commissions and Memberships past and present 1. The County of Kaua`i, Drug Prevention Coalition, Chair 2. The Kamehameha Schools Association of Kaua`i, Director 3. The Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association of Kaua`i, Vice President 4. The Kaua`i Planning and Action Alliance, Director 5. Kaua`i Workforce Investment Board, Youth Council Member 6. Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Member 7. Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce, Member 8. Association of Experiential Education, Member 9. Leadership Kauai, Vice President 10. Hoouluwehi Sustainability Advisory Council, KCC, member 11. American Heart Association , First Aid and CPR Instructor 12. Kauaʻi Fire Department Relief Fund, Board Director 13. Kanu I Ka Pono Charter School, Board Director, Founding Board Member 14. Fatherhood Coalition, Founding Member 15. Keiki To Career Kauai, Leadership Council 16. Anaina Hou, Cultural Advisor 17. Certified Master Facilitators of The Leadership Challenge 18. Association of Challenge Course Technology, Member 19. Malama Huleia, Steering Committee Member