Aloha! I have over a decade of experience working across government, academic, non-profit and industry sectors to align missions and resources to meet common goals. I provide project management services, advise on strategic planning for government agencies and non-profits, serve as an organization’s representative for high level business meetings and conferences, assist in grant and proposal writing, facilitate complex discussions, organize events, and dabble in development. I find I am most passionate about partnership development and effectively managing networks of people, technology, and resources to meet short and long term goals.
I speak many languages well, from technical to social, including: observing technology, data management, outreach and communications, stakeholder and partnership development, and strategic planning. I can break down complex scientific information into every language, whether it is to school children or politicians.
I am very passionate about my work. Therefore, I enjoy working with equally passionate clients looking for a consultant to move them to the next level. Often, my clients need a catalyst to complete a project, a facilitator to negotiate the best path forward, a skilled communicator to work with stakeholders and/or a Board, or just a doer to get things done!
Prior to consulting, I served as the Director of the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) at the University of Hawaii, overseeing operations of the largest region in the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System. I also helped launch the successful Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). I have participated in numerous regional, national, and international initiatives to improve collection, coordination, and application of ocean and atmospheric information to some of the greatest environmental issues of our time.
My professional history and strong track record demonstrates my effectiveness and very diverse skill set. These experiences inform my work and allow me to provide excellent services to each client.
Phone: (831) 227-1982
Address: 27 Kuuala St.
City, State, Zip: Kailua, HI 96734