Our Team

Save the Wetlands Hui Team

Robin Knox, project manager: Robin is the project’s manager, as well as a 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.

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 coordinating our Aerial surveys, 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.