Board of Directors



Rick Gaffney

(808) 329-4066

A lifelong resident of Hawaii, Rick has been actively involved in the local, national and international politics of boating, ocean recreation and fishery management for over 40 years.  He owns Pacific Boats & Yachts, LLC a new and used boat and yacht brokerage company.

Eric McCormick



Hawaii resident for 33 yrs,

Owner Kona Boat Club Inc., dba Kona Boat Rentals 13 yrs.

President Pronet Marketing Corp., Inactive Real Estate Broker (91), Dive Master, B.S. Penn State University (77)



Victoria L. Kalman (Vicki)

(808) 936-9733

Attorney/Mediator licensed in Hawaii and California; resident of Hawaii since 2000; boat owner, SCUBA diver, and outdoor enthusiast.

Kalani Nakoa

Kalani Nakoa has been building and sailing canoes for over 20 years. As a cultural specialist, he has worked with at risk youth and college level students, teaching canoe sailing and canoe building. He continues to teach canoe building as a way of teaching math and science to his students. Also incorporated within these classes is the teaching and practicing of timeless Hawaiian values to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.


Capt. Neal Isaacs

(808) 987-1127

Resident of Hawaii for over 25 years. Charter boat captain for over 40 years & owner of Anxious Fishing Charters, Inc. Retired IBM Account Executive.

Greg Knapp

Lifetime member Kai-O-Pua Canoe Club, Hawaii Island Paddle Sport Assoc. Founding Member, 25 yr. volunteer Hawaiian Billfish Assoc., Ironman finisher, Molokai World Championship Races, 9 man 2 man, Solo. approx 35 crossings. Owner G.R. Knapp Masonry Co., Diver, Waterman.

Gary Sheehan

(808) 960-0204

Over 30 years in Redi-Mix Concrete business,  5th generation kamaaina, boat owner, fisherman, ocean lover.

Capt. Daniel Starsong

(808) 989-0993

Resident of Hawaii 33 years; Sailor with USCG 100 Ton Masters License; Long-time member of Kona Sailing Club & Aloha Sailing Club, Director/Treasurer – Big Island Sailing Foundation.

Capt. Brian Wargo


(808) 936-4130

Hawaii resident 14 years:  USCG 100 Ton Masters License; co-owner of five charter boats & Bite Me Fish Market Bar and Grill; Clothing and Sales – all @ Honokohau Harbor.