Aloha and hello. I’m a community organizer, activist and business owner who is working hard to address long-term local and global issues.
I'm the editor of Ka Wai Ola, the newspaper of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the founder of ‘Ili‘ili, a multi-stakeholder cooperative working on strengthening Hawaii’s economy through investments in decarbonization, food security and smarter urbanism. I'm also the founder of The Hawaii Independent, Summit Magazine, and Maoliworld. Because of the reality of our times, much of my energy is devoted to working on reversing climate change. I live in Kalihi, and was raised in Kaneohe. My roots are in Kohala, Kona, Hilo, Ilocos Sur, Ireland and Italy. Please get in touch – our best work will be done together.
Men's March Against Violence
Hawaiian Journalists Association
Hussey Cousins Society
KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance
A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty (Duke University Press)
Kahana Valley anti-eviction struggle
Save UH/Stop UARC
Na Lei Hulu Kupuna anti-eviction struggle
2018 UNITE HERE Local 5 Kyo-Ya/Marriott strike
Master of Arts, Political Science University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2008
Fellow, Pacific American Leadership Institute, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2000
Iolani School, Diploma, 1996