Hannah Kihalani Springer is kamaʻāina of Kaʻūpūlehu, North Kona. She and her husband Michael live on ʻāina aloha of Kukuiʻohiwai, homesteading with their son and his family. Hannah is a life-long student of the cultural and natural histories of Hawaiʻi. She has served in volunteer, appointed, and elected capacities at the Island and State levels. Hannah is active with the Kaʻūpūlehu Marine Life Advisory Committee, which successfully advocated for a ten year, all species rest period, from shore out to a depth of 120 feet at Kaʻūpūlehu and Kūkiʻo. The effort, is affectionately called, “Try Wait”.