Maikaʻi Kauaʻi, hemolele i ka mālie.
Beautiful Kauaʻi, peaceful in the calm.
Jamilee was born on the island of Kauaʻi in it’s capital city of Līhuʻe. She soon left Kauaʻi as her father was in the military and spent her first year of life in Germany. After her first birthday her family moved back to Kauaʻi and has been her family’s and her home for many generations. She spent her childhood running around her family taro patches of Hanalei and swimming in the ocean at Poipu Beach. She is the oldest daughter of James and Shanlee, sister to Ashlee, and Aunty to Kian James, Saydee Rose, and Dayden.
Before working for the Liliʻuokalani Trust, founded by the late Queen of Hawaiʻi, as a Resource Specialist, Jamilee taught elementary school for 8 years in private and charter schools on Kauaʻi. Jamilee is well-qualified as she holds a M.Ed in Child Development from Chaminade University and a B.S. in Family Resources from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is a former member of the UH Rainbow Wahine Track and Field team and still holds a spot on the Top 10 performance lists for the 60 meter dash and long jump.
Jamilee has always been active in the community and is currently the Head Coach for the Kauaʻi High School Track and Field team. She also sits on the Public Relations Committee at the Kauaʻi Government Employee's Federal Credit Union. Jamilee enjoys hiking and blood-pumping activities like skydiving. She has traveled to Peru, New Zealand, and Australia; and would like to visit places like Germany, Italy, Puerto Rico and Japan. She likes simple things in life including iced caramel lattes, diving into a good book, napping with her French Bulldog Harlow, lauhala hats, Tahitian pearl jewelry, and of course all of her Wellness Company products. She also has a passion for vintage muʻumuʻu. Believe it or not, Jamilee has over 100 muʻumu’u in her collection. You can see some of her collection, #muumuumonth every January!
Jamilee is extremely grateful and honored to serve in our Queen’s legacy, and she looks forward to the work that will be done with her team in supporting the Native Hawaiian kamaliʻi and ʻohana on Kauaʻi.
"Never cease to act because you fear you may fail."
Queen Liliʻuokalani to her adopted daughter | January 1917