Executive Leadership

Joan Porter

Founder

Jim Braman

The Cliffs at Princeville

President

Kilipaki Vaughan

Kauai Fire Department

Vice President

Andre Lister

Tallus Capital Advisors

Treasurer

Joy Brahmst

Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay

Governance Chair

Brandon Sassone

First Hawaiian Bank

Fundraising Chair

Debra Drayton

Retired

Secretary

Erin Cobb-Adams

Kamehameha Schools 

Education Chair

Mark Wolfendale

Retired

Kauai North Shore Resilience Hub Chair

Stephenie Brown

Gather Federal Credit Union

REMEMBERING

Chick, we will always remember your generosity, kindness, mischievousness, and that wonderful twinkle in your eye! We’ll miss you.

Charles “Chick” Lanphier

Treasurer Emeritus

Advisory Committee

Frank Rothschild

Frank Rothschild

Rory Enright

Rory Enright

Gary Pacheco

Gary Pacheco

Julie Schuller

Julie Schuller

Anaina Hou Community Park Founders

In 2004 Bill and Joan Porter purchased the 500-acre Wai Koa Plantation with a dream of creating opportunities for the community in agriculture, recreation, education, and also in the arts and entertainment. Bill and Joan discovered a hidden gem on their property in the Stone Dam and lovingly made it accessible to the public via a beautiful, easy, 5-mile walk through Cook Pines, gentle farmland, and one of the only mahogany forests in the nation, and which is now stewarded through the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.

Their dream eventually became a reality in Anaina Hou Community Park, a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 campus that features an 18-hole botanical miniature golf course that navigates the history of the islands, the Porter Pavilion, a 4000 square foot venue suited to theater arts, concerts, weddings, and other celebrations, a robust farmers market, and the Anaina Hou Playground constructed from 707,544 plastic milk jugs. Anaina Hou Community Park became the quintessential “Gathering Place” on Kauai’s north shore.

In recent years the Porter legacy and mission has broadened to also include a focus on public health and safety and the environment. Anaina Hou Community Park became home to the Kauai North Shore Food Pantry, a partner of Kauai Red Cross, and other first responders and essential services in 2020. The Porter Pavilion hosts the annual Social Awareness Film Festival and is scheduled to launch The Haven @ Anaina Hou, an after school, creative electives & youth career program in January of 2021.

Bill Porter is no longer with us, but his wife Joan is an active member of the Anaina Hou Board of Directors.

If you would like to become involved with Anaina Hou Community Park as a volunteer, or if you would like to support one of its many programs, please Contact Jill Lowry, Executive Director

Executive Management Team

Jill Lowry

Jill Lowry

Executive Director

Alex Henry

Alex Henry

Executive Assistant

Amy Merharg

Amy Merharg

Controller

Ben Karon

Ben Karon

Director of Operations

Maryse Dallas

Maryse Dallas

Human Resources

Chuck Boeke

Chuck Boeke

Events

Kevin Lowry

Kevin Lowry

Facilities

Leighlei Sevellino

Leighlei Sevellino

Mini-Golf & Cafe