Kainoa serves as a “bridge” between people, cultures and industries of Hawaii. Born and raised on Maui, he is a passionate, lifelong student of Indigenous Cultures, specifically Kanaka Maoli culture and practices. Horcajo is a partner in Hana Pono, an organization that provides Cultural Studies and Impact Assessments. He is a certified alaka’i of NaHHA’s Ola Hawaii, conducting culture-based training for Hawaii companies. Horcajo has worked with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and the State of Hawaii House of Representatives as the media and outreach liaison for Representative Mele Carroll. An eloquent speaker, he has given presentations across the islands—as well as speaking on Native Hawaiian issues across the country. Horcajo is active in the Maui community and does volunteer work in Olowalu, Auwahi, and Kipahulu. He is a board member of Maui Recycling Group, DeBolt Gardens Foundation, and an advisory board member to Maui Tomorrow.
Born and raised on Maui, Lia is an accomplished performer who first appeared onstage at the age of 7 in Maui Youth Theatre’s “Pinocchio”. Host of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine’s “Making Over Maui”, Lia is featured as a Lead Vocalist for ‘Ulalena in Lahaina, and appears regularly onstage in various theatre productions. Most recently seen as “Rizzo” in Grease, and “Velma Kelly” in Chicago, she is also a proud member of Maui’s Kit Kat Club Cabaret. Lia has a Bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, and a Masters in Secondary Education. She is proud to be a teacher at Baldwin High School, where she teaches both Advanced Placement and Introductory Biology.