Staff

Club Manager

Arianna is a product of Hawaiian Canoe Club and the Kamali’i Program. She was raised on the shore of Kahului Harbor as her mom practiced with the open women. Her official racing began at the age of 10. After 8 years of participation in the Kamali’i Program, serving as a youth leader, and 5 consecutive gold medals at the HCRA State Championship she took a few years off for college on the mainland. She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Business and Human Health & Wellness from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Arianna interned with World Compassion Network, a disaster relief organization based in Warsaw, Indiana. At the completion of her degree and internship, she traveled and experienced living in opposite corners of the country.

Arianna re-joined our staff in 2013 and manages the membership and facilities as well as the administrative and organization aspects of our culture and paddling programs. Her insight on our programs as a previous keiki participant is beneficial in addressing the needs and goals for our youth.

She currently resides in Waiehu, Maui. She is an active paddler in the Open Women’s Division and the Maui Paddling Hui Race Series. Arianna is also a licensed Real Estate Agent with Wailea Realty.

 

Program Director

Paul Ka’uhane Lu’uwai

Paul is synonymous with canoe paddling in Hawai’i.  At the helm of the Keiki Division at HCC for over 30 years, he has coached over 2,000 keiki and has won numerous county, state, world and high school championships.  He is the proud father of Hi’ilei, the steerswoman for HCC’s 15 girls.

Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from University of Hawaii-Manoa (Honolulu, HI) and a State of Hawai’i Marine Captain License.  He is a physical education and health teacher at King Kekaulike High School and has been coaching paddling for over thirty years at the high school, college, and club levels.  He is an experienced waterman and is knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture.

As the Kamali’i Program Director, Paul responsible for implementing the daily activities of the program and promoting a safe and positive learning environment.  He manages a staff of 10 and oversees approximately 150 youth during excursions to Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, and Moloka’i.

 

Assistant Program Director

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Michelle Cerizo

 

Program Specialist

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Iokepa Nae’ole

 

 

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