I am a licensed attorney in strategic business, administration and contract management consulting since 37 years. I am also a federal prime contractor since 23 years in design build construction, unexploded ordnance remediation, hazardous waste and demolition and environmental services. I served as a state district judge for 6 years. I helped draft the state laws and regulations first licensing acupuncturists and regulating tattoo artists.
Since 1974, I have served on boards of various community charitable organizations in the Native Hawaiian and Chinese communities. As a family successor to kahuna hoohanau Alina Paki, kahuna laau lapaau Luka Kinolau, royal genealogist Lillian Kahoalii, and kahu Alice Namakelua, I have been teaching select classes in ancient Hawaiian healing and cultural arts since 1982. I first designed, contracted, engineered and performed the US Navy UXO Kahoolawe Island Cleanup in July 1995 continuing through 2003. I am also an uniki maoli kahuna lapaau from Papa Henry Auwae (dec. 2000) and continue his teaching in the community today. I represented KOM on the Board of Papa Ola Lokahi for 5 years and served as Papa Ola Lokahi’s president, vice president and treasurer from time to time. I have a Native Hawaiian healing center that trains healers and counsels and treats patients.
List of family cultural training and experience
1956 – 1987: Grandmother. Princess Elizabeth Alina Kapahupineakaleikoakeopuhiwa-a-Paki (Fong Hing, husband). Midwife cultural child birthing and family care.
1956 – 1972: Aunty Luka Kinolau. (Kakoo –assistant– to princess Alina) Government documented Kahuna laau lapaau since early territorial Hawaii. Hawaiian healing.
1956 – 1972: Aunty Lillian Kahoalii: (Kakoo to princess Alina.). Family royal genealogist, kahuna kahea and anaana. Keeper of genealogical records and scrolls inuring to me.
1959 – 1985: Aunty Alice Namakelua. (Kakoo to princess Alina.) Native culturalist and historian, Hawaiian language linguist, genealogist, and spiritual keeper
1954 – 1958: Sifu Lum Dai Young. Tao-gar.
1956 – 1967: Grand-uncle sifu Wong Cook Fat. Lin-siu, Hung-gar, and Chinese medicine.
1971 – 1991: Sifu Cheuk Tse. Tibetan Lama, White Crane, Hop Gar, Choy-Li-Fat, and Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
1996 – 2000: Papa Henry Auwae. Pookela kahuna laau lapaau. Hawaiian healing.
2003 – present: Co-founder, director of the Native Hawaiian Organization Charity
2005 – 2010: President, Vice-president, treasurer volunteer at Papa Ola Lokahi.
2005 – present: Director, Ke Ola Mamo.
2006 – present: Founding member, Na Lei Hulu – council of healers.
Western academic training and experience
1969 – Kamehameha High School for Boys
1973 – B.A. Political Science and History, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
1976 – Juris Doctor. J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
1978 – Post doctorate LL.M. in Taxation and Constitutional Law. University of Denver Law School
1978 – Post doctorate Masters of Accounting. University of Denver
1989 – MBA, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
1982 – 1988. District Judge, First Circuit, State of Hawaii
1976 – present: Hawaii private law practice in taxation, business organizations & management, mergers & acquisitions, finance, real estate development, charitable organizations, trusts & estates, contracts, indigenous laws and treaties and international law.