East Kauai's


From left to right:
Kelly Gooding, Vice-President; Leslie Milnes, Field Manager; Jerry Ornellas, President; Tony Branco, Treasurer; Russ Boyer; Adam Asquith; Lincoln Ching, Secretary

Cooperative Directors' Biodata and Experience
The Cooperative has seven directors. Their names, positions and qualifications are as follows:

Jerry Ornellas, President
6170-G Hauiki Road
Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746

Raised on a dairy farm on Kauai, farming since 16 years old, full and part time, now in orchard crops. He is a graduate of the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawaii, class of 2001; former President, Hawaii Banana Industry Association, and member, Board of Directors. Works for University of Hawaii, CTAHR, as an agricultural research technician. Member, board of directors, Hawaii Awa Council.

Kelly Gooding, Vice-President
2887 Waa Road
Lihue, Kauai, HI 96746

Graduated from college in agriculture, banana farming for last ten years, worked with CTAHR representative for Hawaiian homes program, employed by the Department of Agriculture, now an independent farmer.

Lincoln Ching, Secretary
6116 Opaekaa Road
Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746.

Now retired as County Extension Agent at Kauai Office of the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Bachelor of Science degree in General Agriculture from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1970. Thirty-one years as owner/operator in cattle production on Kauai.

Anthony Branco, Treasurer
760B Waipouli Road
Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746

Cattle producer and general contractor on Kauai.

Leslie P. Milnes
6277 Puuopane Place
Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746

Nineteen years experience in operating horse farm, 10 years manager and general partner of Garden Island Ranch. Employed by County of Kauai, Department of Planning.

Russ Boyer
Representative of Kulana subdivision

Adam Asquith
Taro farmer on Bette Midler parcel

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