I am a graduate of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Masters of Social Work (MSW). I completed two years of practicum work under Adrienne Dillard at Papakōlea working with both kūpuna and youth programs. I currently work with KNNPH as a Community Social Worker. I am committed to using my life experiences and social work knowledge to assist community on all levels and aspire to be able to affect changes at the systemic level. I am dedicated, resourceful, courageous, competent, and trustworthy…I am very independent and extremely honored to be working in and supporting the Papakōlea Community!
I am originally from a small liberal college town in Humboldt County, Ca…basically raised with “hippy” ethics and the Redwood Forest was my playground. My father moved to Hawai’i when I was twelve, I attended Pearl City High School for one year and have been here permanently since I graduated. I have enjoyed over twenty years of marriage to the love of my life, Samuel Keliihoomalu.