Having a passion for Hawaiian language, culture and hula, Ka’ea has enriched the lives of our keiki as a kumu with several Hawaiian Language Programs from Punana Leo- Hawaiian Language Preschools to Ke Kula ‘o ‘Ehunuikaimalino – Hawaiian Language Immersion School for 20 plus years, until moving to radio full-time in 2011. She is also a Lecturer at the Hawaiʻi Community College-Pālamanui and teaches Hawaiian Language, Hula and Culture College courses.
Ka’ea joined the morning team with Jaz in January of 2011, and is the Content & Brand Manager for KAPA Hwn FM. She continues to spread her Knowledge & Passion for Hawaiian Culture & Language by keeping KAPA active in the community helping to perpetuate the Hawaiian Culture and is Founder of Kāko’o I Nā Keiki Program-A Community Initiative of the Hawaiʻi Island United Way and the Lāhui Project, which benefit Hawaiʻi Island keiki, and is a Board Member of the Hawaiʻi Island United Way.
A Kumu Hula or Hula teacher graduating from Kumu Nani Lim-Yap and Hālau Nā Lei ʻo Kaholokū with 30 years of study. Establishing a school with her sister, Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani in 2015, teaching keiki to kupuna.
Ka’ea continues her desire to humbly serve others. While strengthening and nurturing cultural identity by enriching community relationships through education, Hawaiian culture and language.