My business super power is that I build capacity within organizations.  I work with for profits and non-profits.  I have helped small businesses with a wide range of problems such as understanding social media to growing an audience online and in real life.  I have longevity in organizations that I have worked for.  I have worked with many small communities within the state of Hawaii.

RESUME

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​​​Executive Director, Paia Town Association
Paia, Hawaii
​October 2015 - present

 

Responsible for:

  • Promoting the goals and aims of the association

  • Maintaining and expanding membership

  • Creating and manage beautification projects

  • Increasing online presence through website www.paimaui.com and social media accounts

  • Marketing Paia merchants

  • Grant writing

  • Working with like-minded organizations to build capacity on the North Shore 

  • Lobbying at Maui County Council to make improvements to Paia, Hawaii

 
Community Manager, MauiWatch
Kahului, Hawaii
​March 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

  • Organically grew follower count to 15K

  • Created content for Instagram and Twitter

  • Quickly got out relevant information out to our audience

  • Stayed current with digital marketing trends

 

Operations Director, The Outdoor Circle
Honolulu, HI

​2006-2015

  • Assisted Executive Director with daily operations such as procedures and maintaining compliance.   Collaborated with ED and Board of Directors on strategic planning, annual budget, and development plan.

  • Created and managed TOC College Intern Program.  Interns helped raise funds and collected data for the digital map Exceptional Trees.

  • Provided database training as Salesforce System Administrator for staff and volunteers.  Maintained membership rosters information.  Logged donations and quickly produced acknowledgement letters for fiscal compliance.

  • Advocated for environmental concerns.  Worked with state and county officials to uphold Hawaii’s strict sign laws, encouraged city tree plantings, promoted Hawaii’s Complete Street programs, and partnered with like minded organizations to advocate for urban parks and green space.

  • Fundraised by direct mail appeals, email marketing, social media, and website.  Successfully met year end appeal goal in 2014 without a Development Director on staff.  Experienced in securing donations between $25-$5000.

  • Provided fiscal compliance by working with auditor, tax preparers, and accountant in annual audit and 990 tax return.

  • Worked with community volunteer groups to promote mission of keeping Hawaii, “Clean, Green, and Beautiful.”  Assist branches in projects statewide community beautification efforts.  Managed federal, state, and county grants on behalf of the volunteers.​

 

Norwegian Cruise Line, America
Honolulu, HI

​2005-2006

  • Assisted in pre-employment process; verified employment information, and made recommendations to hiring manager.

  • Organized employee files; updated hard copy files to electronic system.  Created procedures for electronic filing system.

 

 

Education
University of Hawaii-Manoa
BA Communications, Certificate in Hawaiian Studies

​2000-2004

Kamehameha Secondary School
Diploma

​1996-2000