Our Team

Save the Wetlands Hui Team

Robin Knox, lead scientist: Robin is the project’s lead water scientist. With decades of knowledge of the South Maui watershed. Robin is an experienced Environmental Scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental compliance consulting industry. She has helped author various South Maui Watershed studies and is a widely respected consultant and public speaker on all water-related and water science matters.

Charlene Schulenburg, project manager: Charlene Schulenburg was raised in Maui during the early ’70s next to Kealia Pond.  She currently lives immediately adjacent to La’ie Wetlands.  Malama the Wetlands is Char’s kuleana;  she practices kilo every day.  Char co-founded the S. Maui Save the Wetlands Hui with Vernon Kalanikau and is blessed to be the current Project Manager.

Trinette Furtado, Cultural Advisor: A 5th generation Kanaka, student/practitioner of lāau lapaau, Kaulana Mahina student, Psychotherapist, Cultural Practitioner, Ordained Minister, and state-registered wedding officiant, Trinette Furtado lives many lives in service to `Āina and Lāhui.

Diana Papini Warren, education and outreach: Diana brings a wealth of innovative education program development and management experience. She has developed and taught multiple online and hybrid online/face-to-face courses for teachers as well as for students. Diana Papini Warren was a Project Manager for Maui Economic Development Board, Inc., where she developed and launched two successful and thriving science education programs for schools statewide: Island Energy Inquiry, a science curriculum for grades 5-8 that comes with kits and a comprehensive professional development program, and, the GeoTech for Hawaii Schools, an initiative providing resources and training to teachers statewide on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Remote Sensing. Warren has published peer-reviewed papers on both of these efforts as a result.  Prior to this work, she worked for Akimeka LLC and led the development and launch of a successful mobile science and technology education program on Maui: The Maui Digital Bus, leading the initial science curriculum development which focused on field-based, environmental topics including wetlands, watersheds, and coastal ecosystems. Warren also worked for the Hawaii Department of Education as the STEM Resource Teacher, supporting innovative education strategies that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math in twenty schools. She served as Director of School Engagement for Hawaii and the Pacific for Project Lead The Way, a national non-profit organization providing K-12 STEM programs. Warren holds a Certificate in School Leadership & Management, an M.S. in Education, a B.A. in Human Ecology, Secondary Science Teaching Credential, and a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.

David Dorn, webmaster and GIS mapping: David is an outdoorsman, oceansportsman, and environmentalist with extensive knowledge of South Maui’s geography, landscape, and watersheds. David is a Helicopter Pilot, UAV Commerical Operator, and is coordinating our Aerial surveys. He also contributes his skills in GIS Mapping/analysis and Photogrammetry, to bring together the big picture of wetlands and their role in the watershed. David is also building our websites and creating online content and resources.