Office Hours 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday

Master of Science in Education, Online Teaching and Learning, California State University East Bay
Bachelor of Arts in Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii at Hilo

As the Instructional Systems Administrator in the Distance Education Department, I administer SRJC’s three current course management systems, ensuring both faculty and students have the resources they need to be successful in the online teaching and learning platforms.

My career at Santa Rosa Junior College began in November 2008 as a Curriculum Technician where I subsequently earned two honors. I was recognized as the Employee of the Month for November 2010 and received the Management Team Above and Beyond award in April 2011. In October 2011, I joined the Information Technology department as a Systems Administrator. One of my accomplishments as a SysAdmin was being a team leader for implementing Microsoft Office 365 for the District.

Besides my work in technology, I've spent decades studying and teaching Hawaiian language and culture. I am a Native Hawaiian chanter, songwriter, poet, musician, and educator. I teach workshops and classes both online and on-ground in Hawaii and the continent. Prior to joining SRJC, I worked at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Native Hawaiian Student Center where I developed, coordinated, and delivered an online Hawaiian culture program serving students around the globe.

My students describe me as a passionate dedicated scholar and musician with the heart of a poet.

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Additional Teaching Experience

Professional Development Activities Day, Santa Rosa Junior College (2010, 2012, 2015, 2016)
Subjects taught: SIS Curriculum Module, SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Web Application

Aloha Music Camp, Hawaii (2002 thru 2017)
Subjects taught: Hawaiian Chant, Hawaiian Crafts, Hawaiian Dance, Hawaiian Nose Flute

Kapili Polynesian Music and Dance Workshop, California (2015 thru 2017)
Subjects taught: Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Chant

E Hoomau Ukulele Workshop and Retreat, California (2009 thru 2014)
Subjects taught: Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Chant, Hawaiian Dance, Hawaiian Philosophy

Kahumoku Ohana Hawaiian Music and Lifestyle Workshop Retreat, Hawaii (2005 thru 2007, 2010)
Subjects taught: Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Chant, Hawaiian Philosophy


SEIU SRJC Chapter Negotiator (Elected Term: 2016-2018)

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) 2030 Plan Sub-Committee Tri-Chair for ADA and Universal Access (2016)

SRJC Strategic Planning Team Member (2013 - 2014, Strategies, Goals and Objectives Work Group)

Co-leader of “Goal D. Improve Facilities and Technology” Objectives Sub-Work Group (2014)

SRJC Classified Executive Council liaison to the Classified Senate (2013 thru 2016)

SRJC Day Under the Oaks Planning Committee – May Day Aloha Festival (2014 thru 2016)

IT Department Sunshine Committee (2013 – 2016)

SRJC Hui Pulama Mau Hawaii Community Organization Co-founder (Est. 2013)

SRJC District Online Committee Classified Senate Appointee (2012)

SRJC Classified Senate Communications Specialist (2009 thru 2011)

SRJC Harvey Hansen Committee Member and Event Organizer (2010)

Honors and Awards: 

  • California Foosball Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Kapalakiko Aloha Spirit Award
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Management Team Above and Beyond Award
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Employee of the Month Award
  • Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Apprenticeship Grant to study with Master Chanter and Kumu Hula Dr. Kalena Silva