THE TEAM

: Actually your team

The three of us (plus many more) are your team resource… contact us at makerskapolei@gmail.org.

 

SLM_HeadshotChief Innovation Guardian
Seibert L. Murphy
A seasoned engineer with decades of experience in cutting edge research experience built from his prior service with the United States Navy. Seibert is the founder and visionary for this upstart project. He became motivated by the ubiquitous success of the MakerSpace concept all over the continental United States and wanted to bring the potential here to O’ahu’s West side. He started by compiling equally energized compadres (listed below) to begin this rapidly growing experience to build the people, the community, and the economic growth of Kapolei and the surrounding areas.

 

KumuKeahi_StareMotivated MakerSpace Cadet
Keahi V. Renaud
“Kumu Keahi” is an unassuming leader of a dynamically talented team. He is a former US Marine, a mechanical engineer, a licensed Kahu for weddings and Cultural Practitioner, and a seasoned broadcaster for the legislator. However, Keahi is currently exercising his talents as an Adjunct Professor of Hawaiian Language & Religion at Chaminade University and a middle school math/science instructor in a Home School environment. His multiple missions sends him in many directions but finds time to help build this first MakerSpace Mecca for this part of O’ahu to build the community, teach the youth, and encourage creative thinkers. OO-RAH !

 

OntaiCovert Combat Curriculum Curator
Guy Po’olanui Ontai
The MakerSpace Kapolei secret weapon is Guy Ontai. As a Kamehameha School graduate, he was trained as an officer at the US Military Academy at Westpoint to serve his country in the Army Engineering Corps. After acquiring his advanced degree from MIT in Physics, he became an instructor at Westpoint and eventually back to Kamehameha School. His many talents include chess, martial arts, and as a former Hawaii State Legislator.  Guy is a wealth of information, motivation, and inspiration for almost any science project, business idea, or any convert mission to overthrow governments who threaten the United States.