Eddie was born and raised in Waimea, graduated from Honokaa High and attended Hilo Community College.
His first job was working on the Puʻukohola Heiau doing restoration and preservation. Eddie later moved to Oʻahu in 1986 to raise his daughter, and has been blessed with two granddaughters, Lawena and Kalehua, who bring much joy to his life. He started working for the Trust in 1994.
Eddie loves the outdoors, woodworking, building ukulele, hiking, fishing, hunting, gardening, helping people, and spending time with his ‘ohana. But his real passion is surfing -- going to the North Shore, relaxing at the beach and catching waves.
Stay healthy and be happy! -Eddie