“Volunteerism has always been part of my DNA. It brought me to Hawai`i from Boston as a missionary teacher after college. It led me to the not-for-profit world, serving as a Board member, administrator and consultant for numerous organizations. It even directed me to serve the residents and staff at Kalaupapa Settlement, the former Hansen’s Disease Colony established by Father Damian on Moloka’i, as a grant writer and Reiki practitioner.
When not working on launching the Awakening Wisdom effort, I can be found on or in the ocean, both the Atlantic and Pacific. Sailing and kayaking are my preferred ocean experiences. The inspirational highlight of my seafaring was sailing on Hokule’a, a double-hulled Polynesian sailing canoe, during the Massachusetts transit of Leg 21 for Malama Honua that was part of the three-year voyage around the world using traditional Hawai’ian methods of navigation.”