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Bryan Keliʻi Esmeralda

Bryan was raised on Maui in the town of Wailuku. After graduating from Baldwin High School, Bryan attended the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with minors in Hawaiian Studies and History in 2010. Bryan went on to obtain his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree with a specialization in Environmental Planning from Eastern Washington University in 2013.


Since graduate school, Bryan has worked as a land use planner with Munekiyo Hiraga providing project management and consulting services on a wide variety of projects and assisting in the preparation and processing of land use entitlement applications and environmental review documents for projects statewide. Bryan also spent a year working as a land use planner with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. 


Outside of the office, Bryan likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, and enjoy the beach. He is a member of the American Planning Association-Hawaiʻi Chapter, American Institute of Certified Planners, and is on the Board of Directors of Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association. 


Bryan is passionate about working with local communities and is grateful and humbled to be a team member of the Trust and looks forward to working with the ʻĀina Team to perpetuate the Queen's legacy in service to Hawaiʻi's kamaliʻi.