Kevin K.J. Chang

Executive Director

Kevin was born in Honolulu and raised in Ahuimanu valley, ahupuaʻa of Kahaluʻu, moku of Ko’olaupoko, O’ahu. A proud graduate of J.B. Castle High School, he received a B.A. in Psychology and a J.D. from the University of Oregon.

Prior to KUA–his original dreams of becoming a circus performer stifled–Kevin has served as a newspaper deliverer, an usher and bouncer, cafeteria worker, plate lunch and short order cook, caregiver for the seriously disabled and dying, a Land Manager for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a Field Representative for the Trust for Public Lands’ Hawaiian Islands Program and practiced law as a solo practitioner in the field of entertainment law. 

His interests include football coaching, creative writing, film production and he is a singer-songwriter performing often as a member of the band Kūpaʻāina which uses music as a tool to raise awareness on the contemporary economic, social, cultural and environmental justice issues of Hawaiʻi.