About Us

Preparing the next generation of culturally responsible ahupua’a stewards.

Vision Statement

Be the world’s learning center that inspires sustainable thinking through a model 21st century ahupua`a where land is chief and man is steward.

Mission Statement

We protect and preserve the natural landscape and cultural assets of the ahupua`a of `Iole.

We inspire collaboration, leadership, and mindset shifts through a deep connection with the land, place-based education, and a pu‘uhonua retreat.

We model and pioneer sustainable practices to serve our Hawai`i community and the world.


Gratitutde, humility. Gratitude and humility are practiced in relationships with the ‘āina and others.

Respect is practiced in relationships with the ‘āina and others.

Accountability by fulfilling obligations. Fulfilling obligations is practiced in relationships with the ‘āina and others.

Courage, fearless, to be bold, and adventurous. Courage is practiced in relationships with the ‘āina and others.

Pili `Āina
Engagement and developing a relationship through place-based experiences at `Iole. Engagement is practiced in relationships with the ‘āina and others.

Mission - Iole Kalo
Design element


‘Iole Stewardship Center Board of Directors

Jason Fujimoto

Jason Fujimoto

President and CEO HPM Building Supply

Brandon Kurisu

Brandon Kurisu

President aio Digital

Michael Fujimoto

Executive Chairman of the Board HPM Building Supply

David Morimoto

David Morimoto

Executive Vice-President and CFO Central Pacific Back

Jason Fujita

Jason Fujita

Vice-President Hawaiian Telcom

‘Iole Stewardship Center Executive Leadership

Kamana‘opono M. Crabbe
William Wong

Bill Wong

Ka Pounui/General Manager

Momilani Lazo

Momilani Lazo

Ka Pou Kāko‘o/Executive Administrator

‘Iole Stewardship Center Team

Jade Stevens

Office Manager

Michelle Montoya

Housekeeping/Hospitality Coordinator

Kris Cravalho

Facilities and Grounds

Teyvon Santiago

Farm Coordinator

Dennis Stoddard


Brandon “Blah” Arujo

Cultural Specialist

Kāhealani Wilcox

Grants Project Manager

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