Vulcan Booster Board of Directors

Kona Moran - President

Kona Moran - President

Kona Moran - President

Kona Moran

President

Kona Moran

Born on Kauai, raised on the Big Island, Kona received a Regents Scholarship to attend UH Manoa in 1993, and was a walk-on member of the UH Manoa men’s basketball team for 1 year where he didn’t play a single minute, but got to experience life on a college team going to the NCAA tournament! Graduated in 1998, moved to California and worked in real estate finance, then received his M.B.A. from San Diego State University in 2002. Started his own mortgage business in California before moving back home to Hilo in 2005 to work with his father Kelly Moran at family owned company (Hilo Brokers, Ltd.). Currently working as a lecturer at University of Hawaii at Hilo in Real Estate Finance. Loves the college experience!

Joe Marsh - Vice President

Joe Marsh - Vice President

Vice President

Ashley Yamamoto - Secretary

Ashley Yamamoto - Secretary

Ashley Yamamoto - Secretary

Secretary

Keene Fujinaka - Treasurer

Keene Fujinaka - Treasurer

Treasurer

Russ Blunck

Russ Blunck

Russ Blunck

Board Member

Kim Ciez

Kim Ciez

Board Member

Jerry Chang

Jerry Chang

Jerry Chang

Board Member

GE Coleman

GE Coleman

GE Coleman

Board Member

Joey Estrella

Joey Estrella

Joey Estrella

Board Member

Patrick Guillen

Patrick Guillen

Patrick Guillen

Board Member

Gordon Inouye

Gordon Inouye

Gordon Inouye

Board Member

Gordon Inouye

Board Member

Gordon Inouye

Gordon, known as “Mr. Soccer” around town, was called upon to start the Vulcans Men’s and Women’s soccer programs in March of 2006. With no budget, no players, and no other coaches, Gordon was able to assemble both and field teams in the Fall of 2006. Gordon coached the men’s program for two years, stayed on as an Interim Associate Athletic Director for another when he left to return to focus on the family businesses in 2009. Gordon’s sees himself as a real “People Person”! A product of Hilo High School where he lettered in football, Gordon earned an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Gordon lettered in football and baseball and graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a degree in Engineering and started his professional career at American President Lines in San Francisco. His rapid rise to the position of Chief Engineer is attributed to his sensitivity and ability to connect with people as well as his technical abilities. It was only natural for Gordon to expand his horizons by matriculating at St. Mary’s College where he earned an MBA while working full time and raising a family. His experience gained by being on successful sports teams has driven his desire to create and be part of a dynamic and successful business “team”. Today, Gordon continued on his quest while also passing on his experiences to young athletes by his continued commitment to youth soccer and Vulcan Athletics. In addition to serving on the VAC Board, Gordon also serves as Treasurer and board member of the Big Island Youth Soccer Association and the Hawaii Youth Soccer Association. “Anything worth doing should be done passionately! Winning takes care of itself if you do your job right and with a passion for what you are doing!”

Kapena Lum

Kapena Lum

Board Member

Lincoln Ashida

Lincoln Ashida

Lincoln Ashida

Lincoln Ashida

Legal Counsel

Lincoln Ashida

Lincoln S. T. Ashida LINCOLN S. T. ASHIDA was appointed Corporation Counsel for the County of Hawai`i in December of 2000. He graduated from Hilo High School in 1980, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1984, and his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in 1987. Mr. Ashida is a former deputy prosecuting attorney for the County of Hawai`i, who successfully prosecuted many high-profile cases. He is licensed to practice law in Hawaii and is also admitted to appear before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. Mr. Ashida is a former president of the Hawai`i County Bar Association and is a current member of the Hawai`i State Bar Association and the Hawai`i County Bar Association. In addition to serving as legal advisor to the University of Hawai`i at Hilo Vulcan Athletic Club, he is currently involved with the Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawai`i, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, the Kalanianaole School Foundation, the Kamehameha Schools Parent-Teacher Ohana, the Boy Scouts of America, and Volunteer Legal Service Hawai’i. Mr. Ashida also contributes his time in judging high school mock trial and other competitions and speaking at various community forums. Mr. Ashida is currently an instructor in the Political Science Division at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo.

Chris Schlueter

Chris Schlueter

Board Member

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