Meet Carol

Bringing Diligence, Transparency, and Aloha 'Āina to the Table

Personal Background

Philosophy
"If youʻre not at the table, youʻre on the menu..."

ʻOlelo Noeau
“He Aliʻi ka ʻĀina, He Kauwā ke Kanaka”
The Land is Chief, Man is its Servant

Personal:

Caregiver
Mother of 7 Beautiful Children
Tūtū to 11 Kolohe Moʻopuna

Educational Experience:
  • Graduated 1975 from Immaculate Conception Academy High School in San Francisco, California.
  • Attended Chaminade University, San Francisco City College
  • Attended Contra Costa County Community College.
  • Served on PTG for 12 years


Professional Experience:
  • Served 22 years and Retired from the US Navy and Naval Reserves
  • World Airways, Trans World Airlines and American Airlines
  • Transportation Security Administration - Maui Airport
  • Bradley Pacific Aviation - Maui Airport


Civic Engagement:

'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu - I currently am serving my sixth term of President of 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu Chapter IV, Wailuku. A Royal and Benevolent Society, of which our goal and objective is to perpetuate the legacy of our Queen Elizabeth Ka'ahumanu, favored wife of King Kamehameha l. As part of our community outreach we provide financial support to Maui's Food Bank, St. Anthony's School and Maui's Alu Like Kupuna Nutritional Program. We award scholarships to qualified recipients for Post Secondary School education. We cook and serve a monthly meal at Hale a Ke Ola's Homeless Shelter. These are but a few services we provide.

Aha Moku o Wailuku - I am a member of 'Aha Moku o Wailuku. Our goal is to protect the cultural, historical and natural resources within our ahupua'a. As needed, we work collectively with other Maui island mokus to advocate for the rights of our cultural practitioners.

Hui Aloha 'Aina Ka Lei Maile Ali'i & Ku'e Petition Continues - As a member of Hui Aloha 'Aina Ka Lei Maile Ali'i and the Ku'e Petition Continues, our goal is to educate the community of the wrongdoings to the Kingdom of Hawaii and the illegal overthrow of our Queen Lili'uokalani. To connect our lahui to their kupuna who signed the petition against annexation.

Malama Kakanilua - As Treasurer of Malama Kakanilua, our objective is to preserve and protect the cultural, historical and natural resources of our islands. To include 'aina, wai, Iwi Kupuna, wahi pana and the protected rights of our cultural practitioners. We are currently in a contested case hearing against the renovation and expansion of the Grand Wailea Resort.

I served on the grassroots association for DHHL as advocates for the Waiohuli Undivided Interest Lessees who were awarded their paper leases in 2005. This was 2012. We attended and testified before the Hawaiian Homes Commission for four years. The first 46 lessees were able to build their homes in 2016.

Maui Ranchers and Farmers Homestead Association for Dept. of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) - Currently I am serving on the Maui Ranchers and Farmers Homestead Association for DHHL. We are advocating for DHHL to award leases to agricultural wait-listers.

Food Drive Coordinator, 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu - In January 2019 when the President shut down the federal government, on behalf of the 'Ahahui Ka'ahumanu, I organized a food drive for all furloughed federal workers in partnership with the Maui Food Bank. We were able to provide food and other necessities, including gas cards to approximately 75 families of Maui island.

I have also participated as a community member in several events to include:

  • Kokua for Puna
  • Kokua for Mauna Kea
  • Unity March
  • Ka'apuni Island March
  • Na'i Aupuni Constitutional Convention

I have also testified before the County Council, Land Use Commission, Planning Commission, Urban Review Board, Maui and Lanai Island Burial Council and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.