Colleen was raised in St. Louis, MO. She comes to Hawai’i fresh from Canada, where she earned a writing degree at the University of Victoria. She reported for the award-winning Taber Times in Taber, Alberta, covering community beats as well as national news in a local context. She likes music, food, getting lost in the woods, hockey, baseball, whiskey, dogs and boats. She hopes to engage and serve Windward residents and welcomes comments and suggestions on her coverage.
The mission of Hui o Koolaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.
Cinnamon's Restaurant is open 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and specializes in breakfast and lunch (they're also open the first Saturday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for dinner and Hawaiian music).
Paul Ruddell, site coordinator for Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance, at a Neighborhood Board Meeting in Kailua makes a plea for community assistance in overcoming houselessness through volunteering time, money, and skills.