Born and raised in Honolulu, Ginger grew up in the cool mists of Nuʻuanu before moving to the red dirt streets of Kaimukī. She loves a good holoholo, so when she’s not living out of a suitcase, you’ll find her in Hilo where she currently lives. She is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has a B.A. in self-directed degree in Museum Studies through Whittier Scholars Program.
She brings an eclectic mix of work experience. She has worked in the Education Department at the Honolulu Academy of Arts and either accounted, served or managed at every restaurant she loved: The Contemporary Museum Cafe, Town, and the Pig & the Lady. These experiences introduced her to local farms & producers, leading her down the path toward joining the teams of two kānaka-owned businesses, Kealopiko & Waiwai Collective. She grew up onstage, dancing hula and performing at community theatres, and will always look for ways back to that. Nowadays, she’s better suited to spend quality time with friends out in nature, planting natives with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park NRM Restoration Crew or walking the shoreline doing intertidal surveys with Nā Kilo ʻĀina.