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Mission Statement

With the spirit of aloha, we inspire the discovery and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific Islands parks.

Who We Are

HPPA is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and to foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha.

To accomplish this goal, HPPA:

  • Provides educational and custom site-specific merchandise;
  • Funds visitor center exhibits, park libraries, and museums;
  • Provides information assistance, sponsors free cultural demonstrations and festivals;
  • Supports conservation efforts such as the endangered nēnē recovery and hawksbill sea turtle projects.

Since its creation in 1933, the association has contributed over $26 million in direct aid and other support to the parks.

Support for the Parks

Proceeds from our visitor center park stores and online shop have contributed over $26 million in support to parks since 1933.


Recent Impact Reports

Hawaii Pacific Parks 2020 and 2021 Impact Report
Hawaii Pacific Parks 2019 Impact Report
Hawaii Pacific Parks 2018 Impact Report
Our Team

HPPA’s staff members enhance the visitor experience and support our park partners. Frontline staff provide park interpretation, retail sales, orient and assist visitors, participate in workshops, and support NPS staff. Administrative staff manage operations, financial accountability, human resources, park programs, board support, community outreach, and develop sales items.

Executive DirectorMEL BOEHL
Creative Services DirectorKim Olsen
Sales DirectorMichelle Augello
Haleakalā Area ManagerMary Cockett
West Side Area ManagerAlex Chavez
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes Area ManagerAl Galiza
IT Systems AdministratorPaul Bieschke Jr.
Communications SpecialistJudy Edwards
Graphic Design SpecialistDylan Flemming
Executive AssistantCarolynn Milner
E-Commerce SpecialistKiry Galapir
AccountantChristian McAdams
Operations AssistantEmma Beyer
Hawaii Pacific Parks Association Location Map

Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association. P.O. Box 74 Hawaii National Park, 96718 HI