Hālau Holomoana Program Coordinator
ʻO wau ʻo Loyal Kekahuna-Baisa. No Honopou, Maui mai au. Noho au i Kailua.
Hālau Holomoana College and Career Counsellor
Living on Hawaiʻi, Keala manages our Hālau Holomoana students. She assists them in finding their path post high school, also helping students find their place on the ocean after school is pau.
Mieko Mahealani Treaster
Papahana Hoʻolauna Program Coordinator
ʻO wau ʻo Mieko Māhealani Treaster. Noho au i Kāneʻohe. I am the Program Coordinator for our Papahana Hoʻolauna program, which works with schools PK-12. I first met Kānehūnāmoku in 2008 as a kumu at Hālau Kū Māna Charter School and always appreciated the power of the waʻa as an outdoor classroom to make learning relevant and meaningful for the students. In 2015, I joined the crew at KVA to help further this mission and over the years have watched this vessel transform many lives, including my own. I love the ʻohana and community that the waʻa helps to build and am so grateful to be here on this journey.
Kumu Aʻo, Teacher
Aloha kākou. ʻO wau ʻo Anna Logan. No Aotearoa au. Noho au i Laie. I have worked with Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy for at least 3 years as a Kumu and have been associated with Kānehūnāmoku for 18 years, since the launching in 2002. This floating classroom is a place where keiki can learn ancestral knowledge that connects them deeply to the ocean and the brilliance of their kupuna. I am so excited to be a part of this precious legacy!
Malanai N. Kāne Kuahiwinui
Intern and Program Assistant
Aloha kākou, my name is Malanai Kāne Kuahiwinui and I live in Ahuimanu, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. I am a sanitization specialist here at Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy. In 2013 I was a part of Halau Holomoana’s first cohort papa Kaʻupu and Iʻve been hooked to Kānehūnāmoku ever since. I love working with our community, bringing them closer to the ocean one sail at time.
Aloha kākaou, my name is Maluhia Wright and I am from Kaʻalaea, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. I am the shurley-the-she-shed manager here at Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy and I started working here after I graduated from our Halau Holomoana program in 2019. I love working at KVA because I am able to teach our community's youth about their backyard, Kawahaokamano (Kaneohe Bay)!