I worked in the hotel and travel industry before beginning my career as a journalist in 1984. In 1985, I was hired by "Castle & Cooke" to write a community newsletter focused on keeping Lānaʻiʻs residents informed of the island’s transition from an agricultural-based economy to tourism. I’ve created three community newspapers, "Lānaʻi Times", "Hāna News", and "Lānaʻi Today", in addition to writing for other publications.

 

In 2003, I started a one-acre farm which I expanded to 18 acres. I closed it in 2016 when I was no longer able to hire reliable help. However, I continue to support Maui County farmers through the "Maui Farm Bureau" and "Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United". 

 

 

I am the author of a history book published by "Arcadia Publishing Company", which has more than 200 books about small towns across America. My book is titled "Images of America – Lānaʻi". It was published in 2015 and continues to sell well in retail outlets.

My passion is community and finding common-sense solutions to challenging problems.  Let’s get out there together and make our community a better place by getting involved!  

Here’s a few of the boards, projects, and committees I have been part of:

  • Vice President – Coalition for a Drug Free Lānaʻi

  • Board Member, Tri-Isle Resource, Conservation and Development Council

  • Committee Member, Young Brothers Ltd. Grant Reviews Committee

  • Committee Member - Lānaʻi Community Plan Advisory Committee

  • Secretary/Treasurer - Democrat Precinct 13-04

  • Historian - Lānaʻi Community Hospital Auxiliary

  • Executive Board Member - Lānaʻi Chamber of Commerce 

  • Chair - The Cat's Meow (community-based non-profit thrift shop)

  • Chair - Kamoku Farmers and Gardeners Association

  • Board Member, Maui County Farm Bureau

  • Chair, Lānaʻi Chamber of Commerce

  • Board Member – Lānaʻi Animal Rescue Center

  • Co-Manager - Lānaʻi Animal Rescue Center Thrift Shop

  • Committee Member, Hawaii Agri-Tourism Association

  • Committee member, Lānaʻi Cancer Fund

  • Commissioner, Lānaʻi Planning Commission

  • Commissioner, Maui County Liquor Control Board

  • Commissioner, Maui County Cost of Government

  • Island Coordinator – Hawaii 2050, working with past Hawaii State Senator Russell Kokuban

  • Committee Member, Lānaʻi Community Hospital Serenity Garden

  • Stakeholder for "Hawai‘i Electric Companies" Integrated Grid Plan 

I URGE YOU TO JOIN ME IN PLANTING SEEDS OF HOPE AND LOVE.

You may be one voice, but together, our collective voices will make a difference!