The KISC Staff and Crew
Tiffani Keanini, Project Manager: Tiffani began working for KISC in 2009, helping raise awareness to the Kauai community on the importance of invasive species prevention and control. In 2017, Tiffani became the new manager of KISC. Tiffani will continue to strengthen KISC as a project and a partner in the Kauai conservation community. email@example.com
Ray Kahaunaele, Field Operations Supervisor: Ray grew up in Anahola on the east side of Kauai and has seen the slow but steady displacement of native species by invasive plants and animals. Working at KISC has given him the opportunity to learn more about invasive species, their impacts on our island, and new technology to aid us in control and/or eradication of invasive species. Ray oversees all planning and logistics for field work and organizes partnership projects. firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry “Mugs” Kaneholani, Field Supervisor: Mugs has been with KISC since 2007. As the field supervisor, he enjoys working outdoors and helping keep Kauai true to its beauty. He supervises all field activities, working daily with the crew and interacting with the public and landowners.
The Committee is made up of resource managers from the state, county, federal, and private organizations as well as individuals. Committee meeting are open to the public and public input is always encouraged and welcome.
KISC Executive Committee
The executive committee provides guidance to KISC and helps assure that the KISC Strategic Plan will be carried out by KISC staff and Crew. KISC Executive Committee consists of 3 seats. Past Committee Chair, Committee Chair, Committee Chair Elect. These voluntary positions are 1 year rotating positions with a 3 year commitment. For complete details on the Chair position, please view KISC Chair Description.
The Executive committee provides guidance in determining KISC target species and yearly goals.
Past Committee Chair – John-Carl Watson, KMWP
Committee Chair – Seana Walsh, NTBG
Committee Chair Elect – To be announced. The Committee seat is being filled by a Technical Advisor pending selection of the new Chair Elect.
Technical advisors- James Leary (CTAHR), Adam Williams (DOFAW), Kelsey Brock (UH-PCSU), Tim Flynn (NTBG).