Uncle John Lind

John Lind, Project Director

Project Director John Lind is a traditional konohiki of the Kīpahulu moku, and co-founder of the Kīpahulu ‘Ohana. He manages Kapahu Living Farm and oversees all the lands and projects of the Kipahulu Ohana.

Uncle John is a lifelong farmer, fisherman, hunter and butcher, and has been an organizer of many community initiatives in East Maui, including the Hana Canoe Club, the Hana Surf Club and Ka‘uiki Council. He was involved in the Aloha Association and the Kaho‘olawe movement. He served on the Hana Community Advisory Committee for the Hana Community Plan update. In the 1970s he worked as a Journeyman for the Hawaii Meat Company in Honolulu. Uncle John was recognized in 2008 by the Hawaii Tourism Authority's "Keep It Hawaii" individual award. He is a graduate of Hana High School.

Auntie Tweetie Lind

Tweetie Lind, Program Manager

Program/Kitchen Manager Glenna Ann “Tweetie” Lind is co-founder of Kīpahulu Ohana. Auntie Tweetie has hosted educational groups and interpretive hikes at Kapahu farm for over 20 years, she is the manager of Kipahulu Kitchen, and she oversees all programs of the Kipahulu Ohana.

Auntie Tweetie has served many years as the chair of ag tent committee for the East Maui Taro Festival, served on the HTA tourism strategic planning committee, president of the Kipahulu Community Association, and has been and is involved in many other community organizations and initiatives. She was raised in Hana and graduated from St. Anthony High School.
Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford, Executive Director

Executive Director Scott Crawford has been with the Kipahulu Ohana since 2002, providing nonprofit administration, grant writing and reporting, and project and program support in all aspects of the organization.

Scott has been actively involved in Hawaiian issues for 25 years, and has over 25 years of experience working with the nonprofit sector in Hawaii. He is the secretary for Na Mamo O Mu‘olea, which manages a historically and culturally significant area, formerly the summer home of King Kalakaui, now owned by the County of Maui. He served as po'o/chair of the Maui Nui Makai Network from 2014-2015. He is secretary for the Hana Chapter of the Hawaii Farmers Union United, and a trustee for the Hana Cultural Center and Museum. He has served five years on the Hana Advisory Committee to the Maui Planning Commission (including one year as chair). Scott graduated high school from Seabury Hall in Makawao, and has a B.A. in American Studies and English from Tufts University near Boston, MA (1990).

Leimamo Lind-Strauss

Leimamo Lind-Strauss, Program Assistant

Program Assistant/Finance Manager Leimamo Lind-Strauss has been working with the Kipahulu Ohana since 2011. She assists with all aspects of the organization's programs, including hosting at Kapahu Living Farm, Kipahulu Kitchen rentals, and our Malama I Ke Kai programs, and she manages the organization's budget and finances. 

Mamo was born and raised in Hana, and attended the Kamehameha Schools on Oahu, Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California and Trinity College in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and completed her MBA in Management from Strayer University in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to moving back to the islands in 2011, Mamo was the office manager for the Alice Ferguson Foundation, an environmental education center in Accokeek, Maryland. Previously, she also served as the executive director of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, and the Aloha Airlines director of Maui Station. She has served as a board member of Maui’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.

 

Kane Lind

Kane Lind, Equipment Manager

Equipment Manager Kane Lind operates and maintains Kipahulu Ohana's equipment, and assists in program areas including agriculture and shoreline management.

Kane is a graduate of Hana High School, including participation in the vocational program on mechanics and vehicle maintenance. He has completed training for maintenance specific to the organizations’ heavy equipment, including the tractor/backhoe, chipper, farm utility vehicle, and riding mower.