About Our Board
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Christopher Ka’iakapu was born on the island of Kauaʻi and raised in the ahupuaʻa of Hanapepe. As a fulltime student athlete at CSU Chico, Chris was heavily involved in sustainability initiatives on campus. His work experience includes being Team Manager of the university’s PowerSave Campus team, an awardwinning paid internship program, and a Team Leader for the Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps summer program. Upon graduation Chris completed his Scuba Instructor certification in Thailand with which he currently works in the dive industry on Kauaʻi, exposing and educating people about the islandʻs aquatic ecosystem. He remains an active proponent of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, Hawaiian culture, and an overall progression toward a more resilient Kauaʻi.
B.S. Environmental Science: Energy & Earth Resources, California State University, Chico CA
Experience with sustainability project development, organic gardening, awareness and outreach, and conservation leadership
Certified EFR & First Aid Instructor
Open Water Scuba Instructor
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Clint Snyder has been growing food in Kauaʻi for 14 years and continues to farm with his wife Ellie and three children. He is currently leading up the agriculture division of the nonprofit KUGA that focuses on teaching the next generation about sustainable agriculture. He is also working with the nonprofit Mālama Kauaʻi, leading a high school agriculture internship program that is launched during school breaks and summer. His work experience includes five years as an arborist, six years in earthworks that utilized surveying and heavy equipment for terracing, and pond creation. He has worked on several farms, growing uala, olena, ginger, and raising poultry for eggs, for both local and overseas markets. He has been certified in permaculture (permanent agriculture) design through the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. He has also been committed to mentoring youth on the island for the past 12 years. He has experience in crosscultural humanitarian aid, traveling to Haiti, Malawi, Hinako Islands Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, China, Ecuador, Cambodia, and Vietnam, working on projects such as water purification, sustainable agriculture, sustainable home construction utilizing local resources, orphanage care, and disaster relief.
Experience in farming, program coordination, tree care, animal care, diet and nutrition, youth mentoring, woodworking, alternative construction methods, and sustainable living.