Radiating a love for her community and her island of Maui, Tiare is a true advocate for the ʻāina. Steeped in Hawaiian culture she was raised in Lahaina, a professional Hula dancer and terrific waterwoman known for charging some of the biggest waves. Tiare now stewards a project at Kahoma, a loʻi that she and her ʻohana are reclaiming on ancesteral land. After getting the stream restored, they have been re-planing the land by re-building centuries-old taro patches and seeing renewed activity of native aquatic species. “But the real beauty of it is that it’s feeding our people. We’re now able to restore lo‘i to the community and see the benefits of the mauka to makai connectivity,” says Tiare.