Crafting the Future of Maui Agriculture
We are proud to be the first commercial olive oil producer in Hawaii, not only because we enjoy what we do, but also because we care about the future of Maui and the environment.
Much of our food, including olive oil is shipped across the Pacific burning fossil fuel at a great expense on the environment. We are excited to be making a difference by locally growing olives and milling oil on Maui.
It is our sincere hope that our breakthrough in producing Hawaii’s first commercial extra-virgin olive oil will help grow sustainable agriculture in the Hawaiian Islands, stem the tide of development and keep our islands green for future generations.
Jamie is the president and coordinator for field operations. He has been on Maui since 1972, was the Executive Director of Maui’s oldest non-profit agency (Ka Lima O Maui) for 31 years and managed a commercial nursery operation for 25 years. He has a passion for growing large family gardens and small orchards and has had his hands “in the dirt” for over 40 years.
Beyond being a farmer, Jamie is an avid canoe paddler and has participated in an open ocean paddling challenge of 1600 miles from the Big Island to the end of the Northwest Hawaiian Atolls. Catch him in The Family of the Wa'a, an documentary about this endeavor.
Josh was born and raised on Maui. He is a graduate of Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design. He graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture and is a LEED Accredited Professional. In the last ten years he has worked with both small and large landscape architecture firms on Maui as well as on the mainland. Josh's expertise is in the areas of orchard design, varietal selections, and site analysis.
Field Operations Manager
Sam has been the “go-to” guy when it comes to orchard layout, irrigation installation and tree installations. He has over 6 years experience in every aspect of orchard installation and is uniquely qualified in this regard. He has overseen the construction of trellis support systems for installations in windy conditions, and expertly directed and installed irrigation systems ranging from simple to complex, depending on the requirements of the orchards and their locations.