Curriculum Vitae

tamaragroupEducation & Training

  • Hilo High School Magna Cum Laude 1995
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR certified since 1995
  • Water Safety Instructor 1997-1999
  • Northern Arizona University Cum Laude 1998 B.S. in Mathematics/Education
  • United States Lifesaving Association certified Ocean Lifeguard since 1998
  • Kapiolani Community College certified First Responder since 1999
  • Junior Lifeguard Instructor since 2002
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR Instructor since 2003
  • Drive Safe Hawaii Emergency Vehicle Response certified since 2003
  • United States Lifesaving Association Instructor since 2008
  • Ka Ipu Kukui Leadership Fellow since 2008
  • Emergency Management Institute FEMA ICS training 2008
  • American Heart Association CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor since 2009
  • Community Emergency Response Team Member since 2011
  • Certified Rescue Craft Technician since 2013

Employment History

  • Ocean Safety Officer II County of Maui 2001-present
  • Customer Service Agent Island Air, Kapalua 2008-2009
  • Server/Take Out Outback Steakhouse, Kahana 2003-2007
  • Server Hard Rock Café-Kona 2000-2001
  • Lifeguard County of Hawaii 1999-2001
  • Ocean Safety Officer I/II County of Hawaii-seasonal 1997-1999
  • Math Tutor Northern Arizona University-seasonal 1996-1998
  • Novice Swim Coach Hawaii Swimming Club-Hilo-seasonal 1996-1999
  • Server Hilo Seaside Restaurant-seasonal 1996-1999

Awards

  • Hilo High School Varsity Award, Swimming-Senior Outstanding Athlete, 1995
  • US Marine Corps, Scholastic Excellence Award, 1995
  • Northern Arizona University, Standard Bearer of Arts & Sciences, Fall 1998
  • Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Open-4 State Champion, 2005
  • Maui News, People Who Made a Difference Award, 2007

Organizations & Affiliations

  • HGEA Unit 14 Steward, Secretary and Treasurer 2014
  • Keywanette Service Club 1993-1995
  • Hawaii Lifeguard Association 1997-present
  • Kahana Canoe Club member 2003-present
  • Save Honolua Coalition 501c3, co-founder 2007-present
  • E Alu Pu Network 2007-present
  • Maui Nui Marine Resource Council 2008-2010
  • Ka Ipu Kukui Fellow 2008-present
  • Hawaii Government Employee Association Unit 3 Steward 2008-2013
  • Na Kuleana O Kahalawai – loi restoration organization 2009-2010

Titles Held

  • Hilo High School Senior Class Secretary 1994-1995
  • Hilo High School Varsity Swimming Team Captain 1994-1995
  • Kahana Canoe Club Board member 2004-2005
  • Save Honolua Coalition, Secretary 2007, Vice President 2008, President 2009-present

Grants

  • Coral Reef Alliance, 2008, ($1,000)
  • Hawaii Tourism Authority, 2009-2010 ($7,400)
  • Coral Reef Alliance, 2010, ($1,000)
  • Hawaii Tourism Authority, 2010-2011 ($7,500)
  • Patagonia Grant 2012 ($5000)
  • North Beach West Maui Benefit Fund 2013, 2014 ($6,364.54 each year)