Kamalei Pico, Executive Director
Kamalei Pico took on the mantle as the organization's new Executive Director in April 2023.
Kamalei received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management in 2018 from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa – Shidler College of Business. She formerly served as the HR Manager for Hana-Maui Resort (Hyatt Corporation), and as the Executive Assistant/Office Manager for Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike.
Glenna Ann “Tweetie” Lind, Program/Kitchen Manager
Auntie 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.
Kane Lind, Project Manager
Kane Lind is the Project Manager for Kapahu Living Farm and Kipahulu 'Ohana's other agricultural operations.
Kane also operates and maintains Kipahulu Ohana's equipment, and assists in other program areas including our Malama I Ke Kai program.
Kane is a graduate of Hana High School, including participation in the vocational program on mechanics and vehicle maintenance.
John Lind, Konohiki & Spiritual Guardian
Uncle John Lind passed away on June 22, 2022. We carry on his vision and legacy in all our programs!
Uncle John Lind was a traditional konohiki of the Kīpahulu moku, and co-founder of the Kīpahulu ‘Ohana. He managed Kapahu Living Farm and oversaw all the lands and projects of the Kipahulu Ohana.
Uncle John was a lifelong farmer, fisherman, hunter and butcher, and 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 was a graduate of Hana High School.