David’s final journey to Hawaii occurred in 2009,
following his retirement from Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice, when he moved with his wife back to her hometown of Pa`auilo on Hawaii Island.
Retirement did not last long – and David found himself 3 months later, back in the juvenile justice arena. Having led the State of Hawaii’s Office of Youth Services under two different administrations, David has seen firsthand how our state’s systems are fraught with racial and ethnic disparities. So, he is excited about the opportunity to work with Liliʻuokalani Trust as it unfolds its new strategic plan in service to the Queen and her kamaliʻi.