Kristen SouzaKristen Souza is currently the President of Saving Hawaii's Forests, Inc. Non-Profit Organization. Kristen is born and raised in Hawai'i and attended Hawai'i School for Girls (La Pietra) and Chapman University. She is currently one of the owners of Kanile'a 'Ukulele. She is extremely passionate about saving our native forests and is propelling this non-profit to have a goal of planting 195,000,000 native trees. This goal represents the 195 countries around the world. As Hawai'i is the state of Aloha it is only fitting that we include everyone from around the world.
Kristen SouzaKristen Souza is currently the President of Saving Hawaii's Forests, Inc. Non-Profit Organization. Kristen is born and raised in Hawai'i and attended Hawai'i School for Girls (La Pietra) and Chapman University. She is currently one of the owners of Kanile'a 'Ukulele. She is extremely passionate about saving our native forests and is propelling this non-profit to have a goal of planting 196,000,000 native trees. This goal represents the 196 countries including Taiwan. As Hawai'i is the state of Aloha it is only fitting that we include everyone from around the world.
Reginald FooReginald Foo is the Vice President for Saving Hawaii's Forests, Inc. Reginald was born and raised in Hawai'i and graduated from St. Louis High School. He attended Arizona State University where he majored in Engineering. Reginald is the Vice President and Co-Founder at Pacific Technical Resources located in Mesa Arizona. They specialize in locating talent for large corporations in the engineering field.
Demaney KiheDemaney Kihe is the Treasurer for Saving Hawaii's Forests. Demaney is a Vice President and Senior Officer at the Central Pacific Bank Commercial Banking Center. He is very passionate about his community involvement and is a huge supporter of the reforestation efforts here in Hawai'i. Demaney brings over 25 plus years of experience with non-profit organizations and banking experience.
Kelly DelimaKelly Delima "Kelly Boy" is in support of Saving Hawaii's Forests. He was born and raised in Hawai'i and now resides in Kaneohe. He is a graduate of Kaimuki High School. He is well renowned for founding the music group Kapena. He brings forth 40+ years of music recording, performing and education of music. He is a multiple Na Hoku Hano Hano Award winner and continues to keep Hawaiian music alive as the "Electrifying Kapena".
Cody Pueo PataCody Pueo Pata is a product of his Native American and Hawaiian cultures. For his Nomlāqa community of Northern California, he is one of the last retainers of his tribe’s language, songs, ceremonies, and practices. In his Hawaiian community, Pueo is the Kumu Hula of Hālau Hula ʻo Ka Malama Mahilani, an instructor for Hawaiian language, culture, and hana noʻeau, as well as an award-winning composer and musician. Trained by many masters, his diverse cultural background gives depth and significance to his performances. Although Pueo is considered a contemporary artist, he would say that his first duty, above all else, is to honor tradition. Cody Pueo Pata has been a sponsored Kanileʻa artist since 2018.
Patrick ChingPatrick Ching, is the Art Educator for Saving Hawaiiʻs Forests. He is a world-renowned nature artist. Born in Hawai'i, Patrick attended the Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Patrick has spent his life teaching people about nature and sharing how to embrace our islands beauty. He is extremely well known for his talents of capturing the native birds and forests. In addition to sharing our native species he also captures the majestic horses in their natural habitat. He has dedicated himself to being a nature artist. You can see his work at www.patrickching.com
Teri Thomas CarterTeri Thomas Carter is a board member of Saving Hawaii's Forests. She was born and raised in Hawai'i. She joined Hawaiian Airlines as a flight attendant 25 plus years ago. Teri brings her experience in the tourism industry and has a background in business. Teri is the owner of the Hawaiʻi Cookie Jar, a local cookie company.
Manu Boyd, Hula Practitioner
Kelly Boy DeLima, Music Educator
Andrew Agcaoili, Film Educator
Kalehua Krug, Cultural Educator