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The ‘Ohana

North Shore EcoTours provides educational tours in an outdoor setting.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality nature and Hawaiian culture tours in the industry.  With the help of talented staff and a location that reflects O’ahu’s incomparable natural environment, we believe that we are well equipped to do so.  Meet the ‘ohana (family):

Nā Alaka’i ~ The Guides

Noah Keola Ryan – Hula, chant, & Hawaiian history.

Keola is a Native Hawaiian born and raised on O’ahu (Oahu).  Even though his Hawaiian ancestry descends from Ka’ū & Kona on Hawai’i Island, his grandmother, Elsie Liko Hummel (AhNee), was born in Hale’iwa, O’ahu (Oahu)…read more.

 

Krista Steinfeld – Medicinal herbs & Hawaiian history.

Chauncey Kalā Asing – Hawaiian language, Hawaiian flora & fauna.

Kalā is a Native Hawaiian who hails from the cool uplands of Waimea, Hawai‘i. Growing up surrounded by nature has instilled within Kalā a deep appreciation and respect for the island’s precious natural resources… read more.

 

Office Staff

Tasha Kawamata RyanGeneral Manager.

Tasha is of Japanese & Spanish ancestry. Her family roots in Hawai’i extend back several generations to the days of sugar and pineapple plantations…read more.

 

 

Kele-Marie Leonahenahe SuniaAdministrative Assistant.

Kele was born and raised on the lovely island of O’ahu (Oahu).  Her Hawaiian ancestry descends from the islands of Hawai’i and O’ahu (Oahu) through her mother, Kimberly Puawailani, and father, Edward “Cooke” Kūlaniakea, respectively…read more.

 

 

Nohea Ferreira – Administrative Assistant

Nohea is a Native Hawaiian born and raised in Paukauila, Waialua, a place locals commonly refer to as “Long Bridge.”  In 2007, she graduated from Leilehua High School and was immediately accepted into the College Opportunities Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Nohea became a rigorous student of traditional Hawaiian culture…read more.

 

Support Staff

Keoki Naylon Hawai’i Culinary Specialist.

Keoki was born in the bustling plantation town of ‘Aiea, O’ahu (Oahu), headquarters of legendary sugar producer, C&H Sugar.  A product of Hawai’i’s massive sugar and pineapple industry, Keoki was immersed in an exciting atmosphere of multi-ethnic culture, values, and food…read more.

 

Abrigo ‘Ohana – Pinzgauer Depot.

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North Shore Eco Tours will help you gain tremendous insight into the cultural traditions of Hawaiʻi from alaka'i (guides) who are actually Hawaiian educators and/or cultural practitioners.

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