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The Executive Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month on Zoom. All members are welcome to attend the executive committee meetings. 

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Dana Anne Yee

Board of Trustee

Dana Anne Yee, FASLA, LEED AP, ISA CA, RA, UH Master Gardener Emeritus, MOCA, City and County of Honolulu Planner, Mayor’s Arborist Advisory Committee, ISA TRAQ, Artist of Hawai`i 2023 is proud and honored to represent the ASLA Hawai`i Chapter as Trustee. Dana has been a strong presence in the field of Landscape Architecture.  Her strengths in landscape architecture designs are evident in her award-winning landscape architecture projects in governmental, public, private, and community service projects.  She is especially proud of the keiki learning garden projects that teach the keiki about native Hawaiian plants, sustainability, and about the protection of our beautiful Hawai`i.  So much so, that she founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 2016, the Dana Anne Yee Foundation to help to keep our Hawai`i Green and to further support the advancement of Landscape Architecture, to educate the public on invasive pest species, and to protect our green environment.  Dana Anne Yee received her Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of California at Davis.  Her firm, Dana Anne Yee, Landscape Architect, LLC continues to work on high profile projects, including public parks, urban redevelopment projects, private residential landscapes, and community service projects.  Her ability to seamlessly integrate art and nature has transformed landscapes into living works of art for her clients and the users of her landscape projects.  


She is deeply committed to giving back to her community and to protecting our treasured Hawai`i.  Her ability to harmoniously blend art, nature, and the Hawaiian culture has left an enduring mark on the islands.  She has been a leader in the community and her commitment to our profession is commendable.  Dana’s love of Hawai`i shines brightly in her dedication to preserve, protect, and honor our precious Hawaiian `āina.


Nancy Cassandro


Nancy Cassandro is Vice President and co-owner of Umemoto Cassandro Design Corporation (UCDC), a small landscape architecture firm located in Kailua.  UCDC has been providing Landscape Architectural services for over 20 years in the state of Hawaii, focusing on incorporating native plants, water conservation and creative sustainable designs for resort, commercial, campus and residential developments.  After earning her Bachelors of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly, Pomona, Nancy practiced in Southern California for several years working on a wide range of residential, public parks and streetscape projects.  She is licensed in Hawaii and Washington State.


Matthew Higa


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Hana Fulghum

Vice President

Hana is a graduate of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, where she received a Bachelor's of Environmental Design and a Masters of Landscape Architecture. During her education she worked for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Community Design Center (UHCDC) assisting on various projects through research, site analysis, programming, site design, building design, and production of both physical and digital representations of design work. She also worked as a teaching assistant at the School of Architecture and as a graduate assistant for the Kūʻokoʻa Certificate in ʻĀina Based Leadership through the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. She joined PBR HAWAII in 2022, and aspires to design landscapes that highlight cultures, histories, and identity, with an emphasis on stewardship and conservation.

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Ray Higa


As a Senior Associate at PBR Hawaii, Mr. Higa brings forth over 23 years of experience in landscape and urban design, site and land use planning, irrigation design, construction drawing, graphic design and presentation and Computer Aided Design (CAD).  He has had the opportunity to serve as Project Manager on various projects, from public parks to exclusive resorts.

Mr. Higa's work experience in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii helps provide a diverse approach to landscape design.  With a variety of projects like Portland Oregon's West Side Light Rail, Portland Stormwater Garden, and Seattle's 5th Avenue Street End Park, Mr. High has the ability to work on and with a wide array of team members essential for a project's success.

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Caasi Shimono


Coming soon!

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Nicole Swanson

Member At Large - Kaua‘i

Nicole Swanson is co-owner and Landscape Architect at Kaua‘i Civil.  Prior to Kaua‘i Civil, Nicole worked for PBR HAWAII for 6 years and continues to enjoy working with them in various support capacities.  She has managed a variety of landscape and planning projects including the Turtle Bay Resort Renovation Entry Features, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Long Range Development Plan, and Baldwin Beach Park Master Plan.  She aspires to design landscapes that mend and restore broken relationships between environments and communities.  Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.  


Craig Duff

Member At Large - Kaua‘i

Craig Duff is a landscape architect and educator, working at Kaua’i Nursery & Landscaping (KNL) since 2002.  Through KNL, Craig has worked on an endless variety of landscape architecture projects: residential, commercial, public, conservation, wetlands, shoreline stabilization, native plant gardens, grading/drainage/engineering, and erosion control.  This variety keeps Craig continuously learning and applying innovative solutions to whatever design challenges come through the door.  Craig received his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Ball State University in Indiana in 2002 before promptly moving to Kaua’i.  In addition to landscape architecture, Craig has a passion for education; in-between stints at KNL, he has taught Natural Resources, Agriculture, Carpentry, Math, Physical Science, and Chemistry to High School students in Hawai’i, Guyana, Namibia, and Guatemala.

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Alex Tamai

Member At Large - O‘ahu

Despite being a lifelong nature enthusiast and tree-hugger, Alex actually started his career in the landscape architecture field several years after graduating with a mechanical engineering degree from Santa Clara University. After reflecting on his internship experience with Ki Concepts and his love of plants and design, Alex decided to change careers and started working at Walters, Kimura, Motoda, Inc. where he's been for over 9 years. During this time, he has his honed skills in CAD, landscape design, and project management all while balancing out enough time to volunteer with preservation/restoration groups and the occasional hike up the Ko'olau or Waianae mountain range.  

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David Sereda

Member At Large - Maui

David has been employed as a Landscape Architect with Chris Hart & Partners since 2001.  He has worked on over 400 landscape architecture design and construction projects.  Notable projects include: Hyatt Regency Resort, AC Hotel Wailea, Wailea Residence Inn, Kaanapali Beach Club & Fairmont Kealani Wailea as well as numerous Single Family Residences, Multi-Family Developments and Master Plans.  David has served on the County of Maui Urban Design Review Board. David has a Bachelor in Economics and a Master in Landscape Architecture.


Dominic Riolo

Member At Large - Hawai‘i Island

Coming Soon!

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