Brenda Asuncion

Hui Mālama Loko I'a Coordinator
Craftsy horse whisperer who loves long walks to the ice cream shop.

Kevin K.J. Chang

Singer, songwriter, attorney, and smoke meat connoisseur.

Ginger Gohier

Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator
Volunteer extraordinaire, loves improv, dancefloors, & being an aunty

Kim Moa

Communications Coordinator
Recovering thrift shop clerk on a mission to try every kind of dumpling on the planet.

Lauren Muneoka

Program Associate and Technical Specialist
INFJ, builder, record collector, and okazuya fanatic.

Niegel Rozet

Raw fish addict, wannabe linguist, and techy.

Wally Ito

Limu Hui Coordinator
Marine Biologist, spearfisherman, volleyball player, and ogo namasu specialist.

Miwa Tamanaha (Emeritus)

Co-Founder & Former Co-Director
Miwa has spent the last 20+ years working for marine and watershed protection–from education to policy in Hawaiʻi, rural Mexico, Central and Southern California, and Tanzania. From 2011 - 2021, Miwa served as a co-founder and co-leader of Kua‘āina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA). Prior to KUA, she was the executive director at KAHEA, a local environmental and cultural advocacy non-profit. Miwa has a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California. Our Mahalo & A Hui Hou Tribute for her time spent in leadership at KUA can be read at