Passionate contributors who have helped make everything I do a success.



Partners of Girlfriends! are those who invest their time and creativity in helping me produce this event. They are co-hosts and very much involved in creating an unforgettable experience! 


Tarah Long



Elliana Moore



Without the generosity and trust of these people, I wouldn't have been able to produce such events the way I have. Words cannot truly express the gratitude and respect I have for these people. Mahalo nui for believing in me.



It takes a team to build something spectacular. It is the coalescence of many that allowed us to connect with so many of you. From volunteers, dancers to storytellers, together, we've made strides and I am so honored to have been able to work with all of you.


Brandon Tabbiolo

Brock Ladd

Brandon Espiritu

Beau Cuizon
Photographer for home page photo

Kelly Turner

Brock Ladd

Christine Jose
Makeup Artist for home page photo

Roges Ota
Hair Stylist for home page photo

'Awa & Storytellers

Keala Paleka-Kahuanu, co-host &
'Awa Koa

Maile Meyers
Na Mea Hawai'i, co-sponsor

Hina Wong-Kalu                         Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Forest Frizzell                   Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Kai Markell                           Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Jenny Lynn                           Guest Storyteller, May 2016

Shannon McCarthy                        Guest Storyteller, May 2016

Kenji Doughty                 Guest Storyteller, May 2016

Kevin Keshida                      Guest Storyteller, June 2016

Glenn Martinez                      Guest Storyteller, June 2016

Lono Perry                           Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Christina Lizzi                          Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Meli Lehua Novikoff                   Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau Agres                                     Guest Storyteller, Aug. 2016

Doorae Shin                        Guest Storyteller, Aug. 2016

Kapono Mahoe                    Guest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Isma Mo'iheka Paleka                   Guest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Halona Fukutomi                 Guest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Greg Stanley                       Guest Storyteller, Oct. 2016

Rebecca Belmont                      Guest Storyteller, Oct. 2016

Kahu Angela "Pohakuola" Studer                                   Guest Storyteller , Nov. 2016

Keith Baitlin                        Guest Storyteller, Nov. 2016

Amanda Odish                      Guest Storyteller, Nov. 2016




Josh Reppun, partner, Most Likely to Succeed Hawai'i

ETES Supporters, Feb. 2017

Coach Kaipo

Alex Teece

Steve Terstegge

Madonna Tinorua, Volunteer

Rob Carluccio, Volunteer

Jeffrey Varga, Chef

Rechung Fujihira, Box Jelly

Doorae Shin, Kokua Foundation, Plastic Free              

Elia Bruno, Honolulu Tool Library 

Leonard Keao, Business IT Consultant & Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions and Vice President of WOPN

ETES Supporters, April 2017

David Do, MyGoCenter

Aric Harris, Author of Education Beyond High School

Stephanie Palmer, Financial Consultant, AXA-Advisors

Michael-Vitally Vernon, Champion Athlete, Philanthropist, Fitness Coach & Mode

Leonard Keao, Business IT Consultant & Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions and Vice President of WOPN


Water is Life Workshop

Grant Udugawa, Co-host

Atmo Systems, Co-host, Co-sponsor

Cruzin Foods, Co-host, Co-sponsor

Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau-Agres, Co-sponsor