Executive Director


Kaimana Lee Brummel

As the daughter of a canoe paddling coach, Kaimana has spent her life on the shores of Kahului Harbor.  Starting as a ‘manini’ at the age of 8 she now paddles in the Open Women’s division for HCC.  Her parents, Donald and Diane Lee, are long-time non-profit advocates, impressing upon Kaimana from a young age the importance of community involvement, leadership, and passion.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and geography from The George Washington University (Washington, DC) and has done graduate work in geography at University of Hawaii-Manoa (Honolulu, HI).

She is charged with providing leadership and direction toward the achievement of the Club’s vision, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.  Kaimana specifically manages business administration, planning, program management, fundraising, member relations, volunteer relations, public relations, and organizational governance.

Kaimana serves the wider Maui community by volunteering for the Seabury Hall Alumni Association and Kaiser Permanente Maui Members Advisory Council.  She is a board member of the  Maui Non-Profit Directors Association and is a past fellow of the Ka Ipu Kukui Fellowship Program.  She is also a past representative and board member of the Hawaii Canoe Racing Association (HCRA) and Maui County Hawaiian Canoe Association (MCHCA).

Paddling continues to be a family affair for Kaimana.  She met her husband, Aaron Brummel, when he was novice paddler at HCC.  Aaron is currently the head coach of the women’s division at HCC.  Together they raise their son,  Ka’iwihokua, in Pukalani and on the shores of Kahului Harbor.


Program Director

Paul Ka’uhane Lu’uwai

Paul is synonymous with canoe paddling in Hawai’i.  At the helm of the Keiki Division at HCC for over 30 years, he has coached over 2,000 keiki and has won numerous county, state, world and high school championships.  He is the proud father of Hi’ilei, the steerswoman for HCC’s 12 girls.

Paul holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from University of Hawaii-Manoa (Honolulu, HI) and a State of Hawai’i Marine Captain License.  He is a physical education and health teacher at King Kekaulike High School and has been coaching paddling for over thirty years at the high school, college, and club levels.  He is an experienced waterman and is knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture.

As the Kamali’i Program Director, Paul responsible for implementing the daily activities of the program and promoting a safe and positive learning environment.  He manages a staff of 10 and oversees approximately 150 youth during excursions to Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, and Moloka’i.


Assistant Program Director


Michelle Cerizo


Program Specialist


Iokepa Nae’ole


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