Who we are . . .

We haven’t yet introduced ourselves on this blog so here we go (as we stand on the steps of Hawaiian Vanilla Company on the Island of Hawai’i):

(L to R)
bottom row:
Pauline Sato – Program Director
Derrick Kiyabu – Assistant Farm Manager, MA’O Organic Farms
Miki Tomita – Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, University Laboratory School
Lisa Zeman – Owner/Manager of O’ahu Fresh; Farm Manager of Kunia Ag Park
Elton Mow – Nursery and Manager, Orchid Plantation
Cynthia Nazario-Leary – Director of New Farmers Network, UH Maui College
Jennica Lowell – Biologist and Research Manager, Blue Ocean Mariculture
Judith Rivera – Scientist and Research Station Manager, DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred International

middle row:
James Kwon – Botanist and Wildlife Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Sydney Keliipuleole – Director, Asset Management, Land Assets Division, Kamehameha Schools
Christina Zimmerman – Environmental Health Specialist IV, Hawai’i Dept. of Ag
Ashley Stokes – State and Pacific-wide Extension Veterinarian, University of Hawai’i, CTAHR
Jim Reddekopp – Owner of Hawaiian Vanilla Company (Class X and site host)
Tyler Jones – Assistant Forester and Plant Breeder, Hawai’i Agriculture Research Center

top row:
Kirby Kester – Applied Genetics Manager, BASF Plant Science, LP
Brandi Beaudet – Land Manager, Parker Ranch
Chris English – Vice President of Production, Ponoholo Ranch

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