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advisor Sam Makainai portrait smallI was born and raised in the Hawaiian Islands, and am proud to be a native Hawaiian.

My interests are wide-ranging. I’ve worked for more than thirty years in the security and defense fields, with twenty-five of those as the Chief of Security for the Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, one of the largest private landowners in the state. I’m currently employed by the City and County of Honolulu, Hawai`i.

I’ve also earned my private investigator license, am a stunt man with the Hawaii Stuntman Association, sit on the Board of Directors for “No Hope in Dope,” and have been a Pop Warner offensive coach for the Kaneohe Knights for nearly 20 years.

As a Hawaiian, I have a deep reverence for the environment and habitats of my native Hawaii, and I continue practicing my deep-rooted Hawaiian values of respect, integrity, and service. My love for the natural systems of my region and its animals starts from the mountain peaks and goes to the deepest ocean trenches. I feel strongly that people need to respect all that is the beauty of Hawai'i.

My fellow Sea Inspiration team members share these values, and I am honored to serve on the Board of Advisors.

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