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M.A. Public Law/UrbanAffairs The American University -

Washington, D.C. 1975

B.A. Political Science Bradley University -

Peoria, Illinois 1972







  • Former Commissioner - Maui County Board of Variances and Appeals
  • Former Commissioner - Mayor's Task Force on Higher Education
  • Former Producer/Host - Akaku's Award-Winning Maui Talks-TV
  • Former Board Member - Akaku - Maui Community Television
  • Former President/Board Member - Ha'iku Community Association
  • Former Small-Claims Division -  District Court Mediator


  • Master's Degree - Public Law/Urban Affairs
  • Bachelor's Degree - Political Science
  • Trained Volunteer Mediator/Facilitator
  • Former Collegiate, Public and Private Teacher/Instructor/Educator       


I am a 36 year resident of Maui, 34 years in the 13th District. I lived in Lahaina for a year and a half, a few months in Kula, almost 8 years in Ha'iku, and for the past 24+ years, I have owned a small, 3 bedroom home on 2 1/2 secluded acres just past Twin Falls in Huelo, on the Makai side of the Hana Highway. To the right you can see my education and community involvement on Maui. Besides having an M.A. in Public Law and Urban Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C., I have a B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  I worked as a teacher in both the public school system with the DOE, plus I was the mathematics teacher at the Maui site of the Hawai'i Job Corps. I have served on a few Boards of Directors and two Maui County Commissions. In addition, for over nine years, I was the Producer and Host of Maui Talks-TV, on Akaku: Maui Community Television. It was the longest continually-running, 90 minute Live public affairs call-in talk show on Akaku and I was awarded numerous awards during its run.

I was the co-chair of the Green Party of Hawai'i (GPH) and have served not only as an officer of the GPH, but also as a delegate to various national conventions and currently am on the National Committee of the GPUS. For the four years prior to arriving in 1986, having visited Maui for a brief time in 1978, I lived in Oregon at the largest alternative/spiritual community in the United States. I was admitted to law school while completing my Masters degree; however, I chose to finish my Masters.  I then spent the next few years traveling around the world, eventually visiting more than fifty countries on five continents, plus all fifty states of the United States, finally settling on Maui.

Hawai’i Facilitator Certificate

Mediation Services of Maui 2008

Legal Research and Lexis/Westlaw Certificate

Maui Community College - OCET 2002

Mediation Certificate

Mediation Services of Maui, Inc. 1991

Real Estate Salesman License

Hawaii Institute of Real Estate 1987



Co-Chair, Green Party of Hawai’i (GPH), 2009 – 2014

Co-Chair, Maui County GPH, 1994 - 2000

Member, Coordinating Committee, GPH, 2008 - present

Producer/Host, Maui Talks-TV, Live, 90 min. Public Affairs Call-In Talk Show, Akaku, 2002 - 2011

Maui County Commissioner, Maui County Board of Variances and Appeals, 1995 - 2000

Member, Maui County Mayor’s Task Force on Higher Education, 1993 - 1995

Board of Directors, Member, Akaku: Maui Community Television, 2001 - 2006

Board of Directors, Member, (Past President), Ha’iku Community Association, 1999 - 2006

Volunteer Mediator, Mediation Services of Maui, Inc. 1991- 2010

Volunteer Mediator, District Court, Small Claims Division, 2000-02

Volunteer Counselor, Imua Rehab Summer Camp, 1991, ‘92, ‘93, ‘99

Candidate, Hawai'i State House of Representatives - 2016, 18; Maui County Council - 1992, ‘94, ‘98, 2000, ‘06, '14; United States Congress, 2nd District, ‘02/‘03

Traveled extensively, visiting fifty+ countries on five continents plus all fifty States of the U.S.


“Best Akaku Program“, Runner-up MauiTime Weekly Best of Maui - 2009

“Best Political Activist“, MauiTime Weekly Best of Maui – 2006

“Best Akaku Program“, MauiTime Weekly Best of Maui - 2005

“Best Political Activist“, Runner-up MauiTime Weekly Best of Maui - 2005

“Best Community Activist”, MauiTime Weekly Best of Maui - 2004

“Best On Camera Talent”, 1st Annual Akaku TV Awards - 2003

“Best Studio Producer“, 1st Annual Akaku TV Awards - 2003

“Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges“ - 1972, 1971

“National Student Register” - 1972, 1971


Department of Education

Maui, Hawai’i

2017-19; 2002-05; 1990-91 Substitute Teacher

Hawai’i Job Corps

Makawao Maui, Hawai’i

1991-1999 Mathematics Teacher; Academic Instructor

Standard Title & Escrow

1986-87 Escrow Officer

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