Our Team

Working together was the foundation for the creation of Ola Ka Honua: Volcanoes Alive. The creation of Teacher’s Manuals in the English and Hawaiian languages and the development of the comprehensive, multimedia, interactive Ola Ka Honua: Volcanoes Alive DVD would not have been possible without the strong commitment and kokua of all Ola Ka Honua partners: the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute; the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; National Park Service, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park; and ALU LIKE, Inc.

Equally important is the counsel provided by the Hawai`i State Department of Education; the teachers who field-tested the material as it was being developed; the exceptional artwork provided by renowned Hawaiian Artist Herb Kawainui Kane; and the video, audio, and illustrations provided by the Bishop Museum, the State Museum of Cultural and Natural History. Many of our partners are listed below.

Project Director / Principal Investigator
Kathy Bertram, Education Director, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Geophysical Institute

Chief Scientist
Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist-in-Charge, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, USGS

Hawaiian Language Translators and Editors
Ululani Mäku`e, Lead Translator, ALU LIKE, Inc.
Tuti Kanahele (Evaline Sanborn), Chief Editor

Featured Artist
Renowned Hawaiian Artist Herb Kawainui Kane donated artwork for both Teacher’s Manuals and the Ola Ka Honua: Volcanoes Alive DVD

Project Coordination
Glenda Findlay, Program Manager, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute; Doug Knight, Education Outreach Facilitator, ALU LIKE, Inc.; Patricia Yonemura, Administrative Assistant, ALU LIKE, Inc.

Hawaiian Cultural Content
Teresa Leianuenue Reveira, Education Advisor, University of Hawai`i at Hilo

Science Advisors
Ken Hon, Assistant Professor of Geology, University of Hawai`i at Hilo; Scott Rowland, Associate Researcher, Hawai`i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai`i at Manoa; John Sinton, Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawai`i at Manoa; Don Swanson, Scientist-in-Charge (retired), Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, USGS

Hawaiian Cultural Knowledge Providers
Judy Caparida, Aunty Luana Hamakua, Vanda Hanakahi, John Kaimikaua, Pualani Kanahele, Kekuhi Kanahele-Frias, Joni Mae Makuakane-Jarrell, Ruth Manu, Dora Nojima, Miki`ala Ayau Pescaia

Hawaiian Language Input
Hau`oli Busby, Miki`ala Ayau Pescaia

Professional Development Consultants
VerlieAnn Leimomi Kapule Malina-Wright, Vice Principal Ke Kula Kaiapuni `O Anuenue, 37th president, National Indian Education Association; Justin Mew, former Hawaii State Department of Education State Specialist for Science Education; Puanani Wilhelm, former Hawai`i State Department of Education, Hawaiian Studies Program
Rose Yamada, Hawai`i State Department of Education (retired)

Curriculum Development
Lori Schoening, Lead Curriculum Developer, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute
Laura Conner, University of Alaska Museum of the North; Gary Cooper, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute; Debra Gochros, Science Teacher, Kapa`a Middle School; Derek Minakami, Science Teacher, Kailua High School; James Roush, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute

Publications & Interactive Products
Deb Coccia Manning, Lead Multimedia Designer and Illustrator, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute; Eric Muehling, Lead Computer Programmer, Macromedia Director Expert, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute; Cara Brunk, Graphics Specialist, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute
Vicki Daniels, Publications Specialist, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute; Lynda McGilvary, Publications Supervisor, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute

Narration–over–Text on Ola Ka Honua: Volcanoes Alive DVD
Kathy Bertram, English language narrator; Ululani Maku`e, Lead Hawaiian language translator;
Iolani Hamakua Ku`oha, Hawaiian narration assistance