BIO for Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers:
I have been a resident of Hawaiian Acres since 1990, and live on 7 Road near E Road. In the 1990’s, I served as the first female President of Hawaiian Acres Community Association (HACA). In 1997-1998, there was an accident on 8 Road and a lawsuit was filed. Because HACA controlled both Community funds and Road funds paid through association dues, there was a risk that the Road funds could be jeopardized because of this lawsuit, (we were the deep pockets). The HACA board, contacted legal counsel and voted to form a Road Corporation (HARC), but it was not unanimous (1 No vote). I assisted in preparing the HARC bylaws and served on the board as a member for several years.
I have been working on E Road for several years and currently I volunteered to coordinate with neighbors and volunteers to raise our own funds to get E Road from 6-8 back in shape. I am happy to say, the road is looking greet right now!
I took a break from Hawaiian Acres community work to focus my energy on the Sierra Club. I served on the Hawaiian Island Moku Loa Group board for 15 years as both board member and Group chair. In addition, I served on the Hawaii Chapter Sierra Club Board, 3 times as Chair and the National Sierra Club Council of Club Leaders for 17 years as Executive committee Chair, secretary and 5th officer. I recently retired from teaching at Hawaii Community College and now have time to focus on our roads and our community issues. I ask for your support and any extra donations to improve OUR Roads!
BIO for Graceson Ghen:
Graceson grew up in Puna in the surrounding neighborhoods, and has been a Hawaiian Acres resident since 2012. He often volunteers on Road D, and is also D Road representative for HARC. For the last 7 years he has held a Capoeira class at the HACA Center for adults and children.
BIO for Joshua Jacobs:
Joshua has been living in Hawaiian Acres since 2017. He will be completing his Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Creative Writing from UH Hilo at the end of the 2020 semester. For some reason he loves knocking on doors for local candidates, challenging the status quo. On nice days he'll be working in his yard, chopping trees and planting new ones. On rainy days he'll be reading or writing. He believes very strongly that real change starts at the most ground roots of levels. Making the roads of Hawaiian Acres drivable is his end-all ambition. He'll learn how to fill a pothole.
BIO for Margie Nelson:
I moved into Hawaiian Acres in Sept of 2019. My husband and I retired in 2019 and moved here from the Chicago area. We have no living children, but lots of nieces and nephews. Our house here in the Acres is a real fixer upper and my husband is doing all the work.
I was first introduced to bookkeeping in 1978. I was living in Honolulu at the time and got a job at a small construction company. The accountant trained me in the various phases of the monthly accounting. It was interesting to me how all the steps came together at the end of the month and produced the financial reports. Since then my life has taken many turns and here I am back in Hawaii. Along the way I worked at several different bookkeeping jobs.
I spent 4 ½ years at the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas. I worked for 21 years at Creative Technology in Schiller Park, Illinois. For 6 years I worked at Classic Snacks in West Chicago, Illinois. My last job was working for Animal Care Clinic of Fox Valley in Algonquin, Illinois.
In retirement I plan on doing a lot of reading and spending time enjoying this beautiful island.
BIO for Joyce Seyferth:
I came to the Big Island from San Diego in 2000 to fly for Paradise helicopters. I bought my house on 7 Road at the end of 2003. I finally have my house in the country!
I have been active with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since the mid 2000’s. I started out as a participant but eventually I took on a leadership role as an Event Coordinator, which I have been doing for the past several years. It appears I am looking at retiring from flying this year, so I will have more time and can now get more active in our community. I ask for your support.