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 has been entertaining audiences since the age of 7. Recently seen as “Eponine” in MAPA’s Les Miserables, Lia is currently part of the touring cast of “Honu By The Sea” which travels around the country educating children about ocean conservation. Other credits include: “Burnin’ Love”, “‘Ulalena”, “Grease” (Maui Onstage), “Chicago” (Maui Onstage), and Host of Maui No Ka Oi magazine’s “Making Over Maui”. A biology teacher on sabbatical, Lia’s aspires to bridge her passion (performing arts) with science education in any way possible.