Trevor Kiaʻiokaʻuhane Collier, a proud native born son of Maui, first born to a Native Hawaiian mother and Island boy father. At the age of three, he was enrolled in the Hawaiian Language Immersion preschool, Pūnana Leo, first on Oʻahu, then on to Maui where he completed his entire Hawaiian Language Immersion education at Kula Kaiapuni o Kekaulike. Kiaʻi then obtained a bachelor's of science in business management from Menlo College in Atherton, California. Upon returning to his home he worked as a heavy equipment Sales Representative for Sunbelt Rentals learning account management, safety certification, and the networking of national to local business affiliations. At home, the pull of his cultural heritage and education, to be in service to his lāhui, people and nation, led him to pursue Lomi Lomi, the Hawaiian healing art of massage. He earned his license in Massage Therapy in 2020. In 2019 Kiaʻi received the opportunity through CARES Act funding to work for Hawai’i Land Trust as a field supervisor for waterway rejuvenation project at Kapoho, Waiheʻe. During his temporary employment he managed, guided, and advised a crew of nine other land stewards. While working on this project, Kiaʻi discovered a pathway in which to dedicate his service and duty to aloha Akua, aloha kānaka & aloha ʻāina, to care and protect ancestral divinity, people & land, as kanaka maoli, a true loyal Hawaiian subject. Kiaʻi was hired as a permanent, full-time employee with HILT in January 2020.
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September 08, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM