|A tradition of ranching is one of the lifestyles and economic engines considered in the Ka`u plan. Photo by Julia Neal|
Donna-Marie Ambrose has lived in Ka`u for three decades and resides in Greensands subdivision. She has served as President of Greensands Community Park and Garden, as director of Ka`u Rural Health Community Association, and Secretary of Na`alehu Main Street. She has a bachelor’s degree in geography from University of Hawai`i at Hilo and has been a substitute teacher for the Department of Education since 1994. Ambrose can be reached at (808) 640-2754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Honu`apo celebration for preserved land. |
Photo by Julia Neal
Bob DaMate grew up in Hawai`i, has lived in Ka`u for over 24 years, and resides in Kona Gardens subdivision. He is past President of Ho`opuloa Hawaiian Civic Club and a member of `Aha Moku Kahuku. He is retired from a career with County of Hawai‘i and Department of Hawaiian Homelands. He can be reached at (808) 497-0384.
Ron Ebert has lived in Ka`u for over 13 years and currently in Punalu‘u. He is Company Officer of Pahala Volunteer Fire Department and is a member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Ka`u Hospital Charitable Foundation, `O Ka`u Kakou and Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka`u. He is retired from a career as an electrical engineer with the State of Colorado and serves as minister of Ocean View Church of Christ. He can be reached at 928-0027 or email@example.com.
|Michelle Galimba represents ranching on the Steering Committee. |
Photo by Julia Neal
|John Cross (center) during construction of the new Ka`u Coffee Mill. Photo by Julia Neal|
John Cross is a non-voting member of the steering committee. He owns land in Ka`u but resides in Hakalau, where he operates a small family farm. Ever since his days as a Boy Scout, he has camped, hiked, and fished all along the Ka`u coast, and during the sugarcane era and C. Brewer and Company’s liquidation, he spent much of his time in Ka`u. Cross has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from University of Hawai‘`i at Manoa, served as the Vice President of Real Estate for C. Brewer and Company, Ltd. and is land manager for the Edmund C. Olson Trust II and project manager of Ka`u Coffee Mill. He can be reached at 987-4229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.