We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organization.  All of our team generously devote time and energy to manage our organization while also being active participants in our club activities. 

Board of Directors

Grace O'Dell

Thu Nguyen Vice President +
Race Coordinator

Nicole West

Jason Fertig Treasurer

Malcolm Isely

Mel Latham
Hula Advocate

Jim Dimke
Head Coach

Otto (Hōkū) Teson
Paddle Rep

Annie Sours Paddle Rep 

Steve Ricciardi  
Hula Rep

Paddling Coaches

Jim Dimke
Head Coach

Dale Kerrigan Haumana Coach 

Lisa Phares

Alan Romero

Kevin Gast
Keiki Program

Jane Holte

Aaron Palmer

Hula alaka'i (Instructors)

Marleen Bush
Kumu Hula

Heidi Woodward

Mel Latham

Serena Huerta

Non-profit Organization Information

Contact Info


2020-12-21 IRS Letter 501(c)3 Re-instated.pdf

IRS Determination Letter

Ke Kai is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit public charity and our most recent determination letter is available. 

2016-03-10 Ke Kai Bylaws (signed by the board).pdf

Bylaws, Approved March 6th 2016

It is good practice for a non-profit to periodically review and update its bylaws.  Ke Kai has begun a bylaws revision in 2021.