AccesSurf Staff & Board Members

Meet Our Awesome Team!

  • Cara Short
    Cara Short Executive Director
  • Eddie Murai
    Eddie Murai Board Chairman

    Parts Manager
    Pacific Honda

  • Emily Kuraoka
    Emily Kuraoka Board President

    EVP/COO
    ABC Corporation/Hawaii Soap Factory

  • Ted Jung
    Ted Jung Board Vice President

    Entrepreneur & Business Development
    Retired Media Executive

  • Christina Klemme
    Christina Klemme Board Treasurer

    Chief Financial Officer
    Consuelo Foundation

  • Jonah Kogen
    Jonah Kogen Board Secretary

    CEO
    Hillside Development

  • Edmund Pang
    Edmund Pang Board Member

    CFO
    Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

  • Breana Grosz
    Breana Grosz Board Member

    General Manager
    International Market Place

  • Kevin Hillery
    Kevin Hillery Board Member

    Attorney
    Department of Defense

  • David Banks
    David Banks Board Member

    Partner
    Cades Schutte

  • Christine Yasuma
    Christine Yasuma Board Member

    Custom Content Specialist
    Hawaii News Now

  • Eric Welton
    Eric Welton Board Member

    Owner
    North Shore Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Melanie Alano
    Melanie Alano Board Member

    Surgical Quality RN
    Tripler

  • Ann Yoshida
    Ann Yoshida Training and Innovation
  • Russ Kim
    Russ Kim Program Administrator
  • Simone Schmid
    Simone Schmid Program Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Shaina Bachstein
    Shaina Bachstein Program & Administration Assistant
  • RICH JULIAN
    RICH JULIAN Co-Founder
  • MARK MARBLE
    MARK MARBLE Co-Founder

Leadership Committee

 Community members dedicated to giving back.

  • Jim Russell (Chair)
  • Deborah Eveland (Secretary)
  • Angela Atkins
  • Jeffrey Hepfer
  • Lynette Cantere
  • Melanie Chun
  • Kristen Kelly
  • Ryan Kohara
  • Nathan Quigley
  • Gabriel Ruiz
  • Susan Wilkinson
  • Mark Marble
  • Katie Mckay
  • Tani Kalaukoa
  • Tony Lynch

Key Volunteers

Our Volunteers reflect true aloha, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another!

Peter and Candy Luscomb, Deb Eveland, Harold Fujii
Check in, Merchandise, and Registration

Jeff Hepfer, Linda Harrington, Tani Kalaukoa
Assisted Swim

Beau Hodge, Kristen Kelly
Surf Instructor

Jim Russell, Eddie Murai, Ryan Kohara
Water Safety

Tim and Dylan Smith
Set Up/Tear Down

Angie Atkins, Tom Powers, Chris Courtois
Surf Schedulers

Torii Lynch
Lunch Tent

Tony Lynch
Water Support Pushers

Katie McKay
Transfers

Lynette Cantere, Kitty Powers
Equipment

Susan Wilkinson
Volunteer Coordinator

Honorary Board

Juice Aguirre
Juice Productions Hawaii

Ralph Goto
(Retired) Head of Ocean Safety, City and County of Hawaii