For first time since December 2019, Maui and Moloka‘i staff and faculty were able to gather together, this time at the Seascape Restaurant in Mā‘alaea.
The occasion was the CTAHR Maui County Annual All Staff & Faculty meeting, as well as to celebrate the 2020 retirement of their Farm Manager, Pam Shingaki.
“Clarisse Baisa and Kassie Bode were honored for their service to all staff and faculty on both Maui and Molokai during these difficult Covid years and with ongoing staffing vacancies,” says Cindy Reeves.
She adds, “Eddie Perez, Interim Farm Manager, and Eric De Maria, Interim Master Gardener Coordinator, were honored for stepping up to fill these critical roles during an extended hiring freeze to ensure that both our field operations and our Master Gardener volunteer programs could continue to run effectively as we await the ability to hire permanent staff and faculty to fill our vacancies. A good time was had by all!”