Nā Kālai Waʻa Board Members

President Pomai Bertelmann   

       Kamuela, HI 96743 
       e-mail: makawaa37@gmail.com  

   - ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) 
    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since 2004 
       Vice President 2009 - 2012 
    - Education: Hālau Wānana Native Hawaiian Teacher Cohort 
    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a, Volunteer Crew Member and Education Leader 
    - Work Experience: 1997-2001 Nā Kalai Waʻa Program Coordinator;2000-2001

       Polynesian Voyaging Society State Wide Sail Coordinator; 1999 E Mau Sailing

       the Master Home Assistant Voyaging Coordinator; 2007 Kū Holo Mau Sailing

       the Master Home Voyage and Logistics Coordinator; Instructor, Kanu o Ka ‘Āina

       Charter School 2001-Present
    - Voyage Experience: 1995 Tahiti to Hawai‘i, 1999 Hawai‘i to Micronesia, 2000 Tahiti

       to Hawai‘i, 2007 Chuuk to Woleai, 2007 Captain, Woleai to Yap, 2007 Yap to

       Okinawa, 2007 Hiroshima to Yokohama, 2014 Sāmoa to Tonga,

       Tonga to Aotearoa (Hōkūle‘a World Wide Voyage) 

 

Vice President Milton (Shorty) Bertelmann
       
Kamuela, HI 96743
         e-mail: milton.bertelmann4@gmail.com 

      - ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian)

      - Nā Kālai Waʻa Board Member since 1994

         President 2015 to 2019

         Vice President 2012 to 2014, 2019 to present
      - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Co-Founder 
      - Volunteer - Mentor Captain, Navigator, and Education Leader 
      - Work Experience - Retired Construction Supervisor, Grace Pacific  
      - Qualifications - Pwo Master Navigator

         (2007 Traditional Ceremony @ Satawal, Micronesia) 
      - Voyage & Canoe Building Experience: 1975 Hōkūle‘a

        (began training, Papa Mau Piailug) 
        32 Years Apprenticeship with Mau Piailug
        1976 Hōkūle‘a, Tahiti Voyage 
        1985-1987 Captain, Hōkūle‘a Voyage of Rediscovery, Tahiti to Aotearoa 
        1994-1995 Supervised building of Nā Kālai Wa‘a Voyaging Canoe, Makali‘i 
        1995 Navigator of Makali‘i, Hawai‘i to Tahiti
        2002-2007 Supervised building of Nā Kālai Wa‘a Voyaging Canoe, Alingano Maisu 

         

Vice President Maulili Dickson 
       Kamuela, HI 96743
      e-mail: Maulili.D@gmail.com 

   - ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) 
   - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since 2015 

      Treasurer 1994-1995 
   - Education: AS Hotel Restaurant and Culinary Arts  
   - Nā Kālai Wa‘a, Volunteer, Canoe Builder, Crew, Quartermaster  
   - Work Experience: Restaurant Manager, Mechanic, Carpenter, Ranch Manager,

      Exec Director MCA Hawaiʻi Island (Waimea Office) 
   - Voyage Experience: 1978 Hōkūleʻa Voyage to Tahiti, 1992 Quartermaster

      Hawai‘i to Tahiti, 1991 to 1993 Mauloa   Construction and Launch, 1994 to 1995

      Makaliʻi Construction and Launch, 1995 Hawaiʻi to Tahiti - Quartermaster,

      2014 World Wide Voyage Mālama Honua - Hikianalia Tahiti to Sāmoa 

Secretary Kaimana Barcarse

        Kamuela, HI 96743 
        e-mail: nap2matsonia@gmail.com 

    - ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) 
    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since 2009 

       Vice President 2015 to present
       President 2012 to 2014 
    - Education: MEd, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa 
       Created and ran a summer sailing program for Hawaiian youth-at-risk 1974 
       Conducted research regarding Hawaiians in the University of Hawai‘i system
    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a - Volunteer
       Mentor Captain and Education Leader 
    - Work Experience - Retired Sea Captain, Matson Navigation
    - License / Qualifications: U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited      
    - Master’s License - Pilotage for Hawai‘i ports & Qualified for vessels of unlimited                     tonnage and power, all oceans and any licensed deck capacity
    - Voyage Experience: Voyaged with Hōkūle‘a interisland, West Coast USA and Japan
    - Sail boats between Hawai‘i and West Coast, USA 

 

Treasurer Brandi Beaudet

       Kamuela, HI 96743 
       e-mail:  brbeaude@ksbe.edu

    - ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian)

    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since 2019

       Treasurer 

    - Education: Konawaena High School, Chaminade University (B.S. Accounting)

    - Work Experience: Director of ʻĀina Management, Kamehameha Schools; Land                       Manager, Parker School,  where he organized the Kohala Watershed Partnership

      and the West Hawaiʻi Wildlife Management Organization

 

         

Director Deedee Bertelmann 
       Kamuela, HI 96743 
       e-mail: ddbertelmann@yahoo.com 

    - ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) 
    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since 1994 
       President 2004 to 2009  
    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a, Volunteer Crew and Education Leader  
    - Education: Hālau Wānana Native Hawaiian Teacher Cohort  
    - Work Experience: Teacher, Kanu o Ka ‘Āina Charter School 
    - Voyage Experience: 1999 Micronesia inter-island, 2007 Micronesia inter-island 

   

Director Bonnie Kahape‘a-Tanner 
       Kāne‘ohe, HI 96744 
       e-mail: kahapea@gmail.com 

   - ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) 
   - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since 2012 
   - Education: Masters Degree in Transformative Learning and 
      Change, California Institute of Integral Studies 
   - Nā Kālai Wa‘a, Volunteer Crew and Education Leader 
   - Work Experience: Captain, Mana Maoli 1999- present 
      Project Director & Captain, Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy 
   - Kahu, Pūnana Leo o Kawaiaha‘o 
   - Voyage Experience: 1999 Hawai‘i to Micronesia; 2014 Rarotonga to ‘Aitutaki

      (Hōkūle‘a World Wide Voyage)

 

Norman Piianaia: Advisory Council

       Kamuela, HI 96743 

      e-mail: nap2matsonia@gmail.com 

   - ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) 
   - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since 2009 

      Vice President 2015 to present
      President 2012 to 2014 
   - Education: MEd, University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa 
      Created and ran a summer sailing program for Hawaiian youth-at-risk 1974 
      Conducted research regarding Hawaiians in the University of Hawai‘i system
   - Nā Kālai Wa‘a - Volunteer
      Mentor Captain and Education Leader 
   - Work Experience - Retired Sea Captain, Matson Navigation
   - License / Qualifications: U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited      
   - Master’s License - Pilotage for Hawai‘i ports & Qualified for vessels of unlimited                      
tonnage and power, all oceans and any licensed deck capacity
   - Voyage Experience: Voyaged with Hōkūle‘a interisland, West Coast USA and Japan
   - Sail boats between Hawai‘i and West Coast, USA 

Georgine Busch: Advisory Council

       Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 
       e-mail: buschg@hawaii.rr.com 

    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a Board member since

       President 2000 to 2004, 

       Treasurer 2012 to present 

    - Nā Kālai Wa‘a - Volunteer 

    - Work Experience: Treasurer, Earl and Doris Bakken Foundation 

    - Other Boards Served On: Hawai‘i Public Radio 2008-2011

       The Bakken Museum, treasurer

       Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

       Friends of The Future

       Health Frontiers, treasurer

       Neighborhood Place of Kona

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