Born and raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, Leināʻala Fruean is the Director of the Hāleo Hawaiʻi Hawaiian language community program and the Executive Director of Sales for Island Breeze & Hawaiʻi Productions Inc.
Leināʻala is a very passionate and dynamic leader in ineffective campaigns, developing strategic partnerships and executing top-level events. Leināʻala has 20 years of experience in handling corporate contracts and dealing with investment profolioʻs.
she continues to serve as a cultural advisor to families, businesses, churches, and education sectors in the Hawaiian Islands. As an active community development advocate, Leināʻala Fruean enjoys working on Hawaiʻi Island with the local Hawaiian, Pacific & Asian community projects that perpetuate cultural legacy, lifestyles, language and aloha for the land and people.
Hawaiian native-born of Kona Hawai’i , Kumu Kauhane has dedicated much of his adult life as a Hawaiian cultural practitioner sharing his knowledge throughout Hawai’i islands and at all national parks on the Big Island and other local cultural events, as well as overseas in Japan, San Francisco and Chicago.
Kumu Kauhane shares many cultural disciplines which include, pahu drum, fishhook making, kuku-kapa, ulana lauhala, mea kaua, ‘ohe kāpala, and teaching the Hawaiian language as a Kumu with Hāleo Hawaiʻi Institute since 2012. Non cultural skills include horse trainer and competitor in the Big Island horse show circuit. Community Volunteer as announcer for all local parades and previous chair of the King Kamehameha day Celebration parade re-start. Previous occupations included working for a local grocery chain as a department manager, front end manager and various areas of store operations acquiring supervisory skills and insuring supply will meet demand.
Having worked for and recently retired in 2019 after 30 years of service with the Judiciary State of Hawai’i in various positions to include Law Librarian, Court Bailiff, Jury clerk, Bailiff and Court clerk. He is also a board member of ‘Ahu’ena Inc, a non profit and Board member of “Hawai’i Kuauli” Asian and Pacific Island Festival. Previously a board member for the COH Cultural Resource Commission, the Royal Order of Kamehameha Moku o Kona and the Kealakowa’a Heiau committee. Certified Food Handler Certificate 2013.
Hawaiian native-born of Kona, Hawaiʻi. Kumu Alapaʻi Kaulia is currently enrolled as a student at Pālamanui Hawaiʻi Community College and currently working on his teaching Certificate. Kumu Alapaʻi has been employed since 2014 teaching at ʻEhunuikaimalino as the 8-11 Grade Science Teacher. Kumu Alapaʻi is an active Kumu with the Hāleo Hawaiʻi language & Lifestyles program since 2017.
He currently holds a Food handlers certificate and has many years in the foodservice industry as a server, dishwasher and line cook in his family-owned restaurant. He has food service skills from being a supervisor of Warehouse Demo Services (sample tables within costco), his main responsibility was food safety (following company, state and federal guidelines, policies and regulations), advertisement and sales of products. He is community-oriented and has sat on the School Community Council for ʻEhunuikaimalino, Student body Government as Co-Vice President for ASUH-HawCC, Head Faculty HSTA Representative for Kumu at ʻEhunikaimalino, is an alumni of Americorp (Corporation for National and Community Service) (FarmCorp- Friends of KPPCS), a volunteer with red cross and with the Hawaiʻi Fair Housing enforcement program at the legal aid society of Hawaii.
He is currently a secret shopper for local restaurants that are trying to improve their services within the district of Kona. He is also a registered member of Hui ʻOihana - Hawaiʻi Island Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Hawaii Farmers Union United. He served as the garden coordinator at ʻEhunuikaimalino for 3 years. He is also an inducted member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Lancine has experience in organizing and serving the community through various non-profit organizations/ projects and outreach programs such as Heroes of Hawaii, County of Hawaiʻi Enrichment Programs, HIPACC, Habitat for Humanity, Island Breeze, Iron Man, etc.
She is currently a student in the Hāleo Hawaiʻi language & lifestyle program and believes in the importance of sustaining the traditions of the Hawaiian culture throughout every generation.
Lancine has managed funding for the US embassy and bookkeeping while travelling to New Zealand for several years. Her experiences include coordinating festivals such as Hawaii Kuauli Fashion show and administrative work. She believes in being active in the change that we all seek for a better tomorrow. Her passions include educating the children to become leaders of our future.
Born and raised in Kailua-Kona HI, Sheena Wong has experience in reservations, events and project management since 2006.
Her passions include gardening as well as serving in non-profit organizations like Island Breeze, Hipacc, Habitat for Humanity and other community events. Sheena believes in the stewardship of the native Hawaiian language and is committed to the restoration of the lifestyle of the Hawaiian culture.
Sheena is a woman of excellence and thrives on serving others. She believes that working together in “Lōkahi” (unity) is the key to success and desires for all to do their part to make a difference in our community.
Today Sheena continues to serve as a student and teacher of the Hawaiian Language to families, businesses.