I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the following individuals and sponsors for helping to make the First Annual Kauai Ocean Safety Awareness Conference a reality.
Without their support, this conference would not have been successful.
Mahalo to the Honorable Mayor Brian Baptiste, Councilman Jay Furfaro, Kaua‘i Fire Department Chief Robert Westerman, City and County of Honolulu Ocean Safety Administrator Ralph Goto, Kalani Vierra of the Ocean Safety Bureau, Dr. Monty Downs of Wilcox Hospital, Sue Kanoho of Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, Winston Welborn of Wasabi Designs, Pat Durkin of the WAVE Program, Mauna Kea Resort Ocean Safety Director Keith Cabral, Liz Hahn of the Eric A. Knudsen Trust, Kaupena Kinimaka of Marriott Resort Security, Jaime Arreola of Duke’s Restaurant; Andy Melamed of KQNG Radio and Brian Sullivan of KFD/
Wilcox Health and the Kaua‘i Office of Economic Opportunity were platinum sponsors. The Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, Kukuiula Development, the Poipu Beach Resort Association and Kauai Vacation Rentals were gold sponsors.
Aaron D. Habermann
Kauai Lifeguard Association