Alice Cabael Kaʻahanui asked one thing of her three older children when they were in high school – “Go away for college. Try at least a year. Home will always be here. Hopefully you’ll gain knowledge and experience you can bring back.” This is advice she has put into practice.
Alice was born and raised on Molokai, went away to earn her B. A. in Communications/English, then returned home after working at her alma mater, Chaminade University. She worked for Molokai General Hospital, DOE, and USDA-RD; was one of only three freelance photographers on Molokai at the time; and was actively involved in her school, sports, and faith communities before moving back to Oahu.
Now home for good after 15 years on Oahu, Alice brings back with her valuable experience from Saint Andrew’s Priory (Principal’s Assistant; Teacher; Alumni Relations and Special Events Coordinator) and Kamaka Hawaii, Inc. (Office Administrator for Hawaii’s legendary ukulele crafters).
Returning to Molokai gives Alice the opportunity to apply what she’s learned “away from home” to her capacity as Development Specialist at Kualapu’u School and Executive Director at the MAC. Being home also gives Alice and her husband more time with their aging parents, and their youngest son the Molokai upbringing his older siblings and parents enjoyed.