Passionate contributors who have helped made these events a success.


Empowering Leaders of Girlfriends!

These are partners of Girlfriends! who invest their time and creativity to collaborate on events at Girlfriends! They are co-hosts and very much involved in creating an unforgettable and positive experience! 


Melissa Lehua 2017

Asia Gilchriest-Fogle 2017

Kara Emerson 2017-2018


Elliana Moore 2017


Domingo Ruiz 2018

Sophia Sommers 2017


 Andrea Pack 2017-2018

Beckie Kowalski 2017-2018

Halona Brooks 2017-2018

Tarah Long 2017-2018

Lee Yen Anderson 2017-2018

Kelly Kay 2018

Fallon Mendes 2018

Caroline Jalayahay 2018

Ryan Charaba 2018





Gisella West-Schultz 2017-2018

Gloria Payoyo 2017-2018

Sister Association

West Coast Pearls 2018



Without the generosity and trust of these people, I wouldn't have been able to produce such events the way I have. Words cannot truly express the gratitude and respect I have for these people. Mahalo nui for believing in me and thank you for your support.



It takes a team to build something spectacular. It is the coalescence of many that allowed us to connect with so many of you. From volunteers, dancers to storytellers, together, we've made strides and I am so honored to have been able to work with all of you.


Brandon Tabbiolo

Brock Ladd

Brandon Espiritu

Beau Cuizon
Photographer for home page photo

Kelly Turner

Brock Ladd

Christine Jose
Makeup Artist for home page photo

Roges Ota International
Hair Stylist for home page photo

Surfjack Hotel
Venue for Girlfriends! May-August 2017

Wisp Restaurant & Lounge


'Awa & Storytellers

Keala Paleka-Kahuanu, co-host &
'Awa Koa

Maile Meyers
Na Mea Hawai'i, co-sponsor

Hina Wong-Kalu, Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Forest Frizzell, Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Kai Markell, Guest Storyteller, April 2016

Jenny Lynn, Guest Storyteller, May 2016

Shannon McCarthyGuest Storyteller, May 2016

Kenji Doughty, Guest Storyteller, May 2016

Kevin Keshida, Guest Storyteller, June 2016

Glenn MartinezGuest Storyteller, June 2016

Lono Perry, Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Christina Lizzi, Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Meli Lehua Novikoff, Guest Storyteller, July 2016

Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau Agres,   Guest Storyteller, Aug. 2016

Doorae ShinGuest Storyteller, Aug. 2016

Kapono Mahoe, Guest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Isma Mo'iheka PalekaGuest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Halona Fukutomi, Guest Storyteller, Sept. 2016

Greg StanleyGuest Storyteller, Oct. 2016

Rebecca BelmontGuest Storyteller, Oct. 2016

Kahu Angela "Pohakuola" Studer,    Guest Storyteller , Nov. 2016

Keith Baitlin,  Guest Storyteller, Nov. 2016

Amanda OdishGuest Storyteller, Nov. 2016




Josh Reppun, partner, Most Likely to Succeed Hawai'i

ETES Supporters, Feb. 2017

Coach Kaipo

Alex Teece

Steve Terstegge

Madonna Tinorua, Volunteer

Rob Carluccio, Volunteer

Jeffrey Varga, Chef

Rechung Fujihira, Box Jelly

Doorae Shin, Kokua Foundation, Plastic Free           

Elia Bruno, Honolulu Tool Library

Leonard Keao, Business IT Consultant & Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions and Vice President of WOPN

ETES Supporters, April 2017

David Do, MyGoCenter

Aric Harris, Author of Education Beyond High School

Stephanie Palmer, Financial Consultant, AXA-Advisors

Michael-Vitally Vernon, Champion Athlete, Philanthropist, Fitness Coach & Mode

Leonard Keao, Business IT Consultant & Founder of KEAO Technology Solutions and Vice President of WOPN

Empowering Educators Workshop Partners, March 2018

Board of Water Supply 

Project WET 

Ma'ema'e Elementary 

Water is Life Workshop

Grant Udugawa, Co-host

Atmo Systems, Co-host, Co-sponsor

Cruzin Foods, Co-host, Co-sponsor

Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau-Agres, Co-sponsor