Elected Officeholder

Kauaʻi County Council, 2018-2020


Public Policy Community Development Activist

Kauaʻi County Youth Council, Co-chair

Kauaʻi Workforce Investment Board


Kauaʻi Planning and Action Alliance Visioning group

Kauaʻi General Plan Update Participant

Kilauea Neighborhood Association

North Shore Boating Advisory Council


Small Business Owner

Hanalei Surf Company & HSC Backdoor

​Proprietor 18 years (1986-2004)

Kauaʻi North Shore Business Council

13 years (9)  as president or vice president

Hanalei Solar


Media Producer

Hoike Community Television, 2017 Producer of the Year

Kauaʻi Community Radio (KKCR), Public Affairs Programmer

​Leadership Kauaʻi, Inaugural year student

Hawaiian Alliance for Community Based Economic Development, Year-long training


Mother of Young Men

Ian, 22  & Matthew, 24


Intel Corporation, Engineer and Business Application Programmer

Northern Arizona University, BS, Computer Engineering



Life is the School…Love is the Lesson:

An Adventure in Free Schooling

Co-author with Ian Ikaika Cowden



Akamai Backyard: Residential Subsistence Farming

Regenerations International Botanical Garden, Vice president, 8 years

Kauaʻi Farmers' Union, Member

Waipa Foundation, Volunteer



Akamai Learning Alternative Middle School, Director

Hanalei & Kilauea Schools, Supplemental teacher

SCC, SCBM, PTSA, KELA, Aloha Pre-school, Hanalei, Kilauea, Kapaa High, School Board Member

Kauaʻi Educators Leadership Alliance, Member