Hōkūlani Holt-Padilla has been the Kumu Hula for Pā’ū O Hi’iaka for over 35 years. She has devoted her professional and personal life to many aspects of Hawaiian culture throughout the islands. Holt-Padilla was a founding member, a parent, and a Director of Pūnana Leo O Maui Hawaiian Language Preschool. She was the first Maui Site Coordinator for Nā Pua No’eau, The Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children, and she was the Culture and Education Manager for the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission. Hōkūlani Holt-Padilla has participated in numerous Boards and public service organizations such as Kauahea Inc, Lālākea Foundation, ‘Īlio’ulaokalani, Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana, Maui County Street Naming Commission and the County Commission on Culture and the Arts. Holt-Padilla currently works at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center as their Cultural Programs Director and continues to lecture at UHMC. She is tremendously proud to be from Maui and to be Hawaiian.