Job: Ocean safety officer
Background: Involved with the nonprofit Save Honolua Coalition first as a secretary, then vice president; president, executive director for the past five years
What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it?
Cost of living outpacing wage increases. I would stimulate community-based economic development by providing support for jobs that fulfill our social and agricultural needs in a way that doesn’t exploit our natural resources. Hosting free natural farming/animal husbandry workshops and creating networks for people to turn to for help.
What is the most important issue facing Maui County, and how would you address it?
Maui County is hampered by a lack of communication between our council and administrative staff, a lack of vision and leadership, and low morale. I would address these issues by appointing hard-working qualified leaders who value stewardship over self-interest and are committed to finding win-win solutions to my administrative staff.