Debra "Napua" Victorino
Napua was born on Oʻahu to Anna Elaine “Lani” Chillingworth and Robert Michael Kaleiohi.
As “army brats,” Napua and her two older brothers traveled to Germany, Arizona and Virginia. Returning home for good at age 12 was exciting, but also a culture shock as adolescent peers found her slightly southern accent and fashion sense strange.
After surviving middle school, Napua immersed herself in Polynesian music classes, choir and kanikapila along with amazingly talented students at McKinley High. She plans to enjoy playing music and dancing hula – her “therapy” – into her twilight years!
In 1981, Napua and her husband Pat moved to Hawai‘i Island to raise their children in fresh country air and a more simple lifestyle. Their four sons flourished in Hōnaunau where they picked Kona coffee and macnuts, roamed the “Boonielands” (coffeeland) and pristine beaches of Kona Hema.
Napua feels blessed and humbled to help fulfill our beloved Queen’s wishes by strengthening and empowering our keiki and ʻohana of Moku o Keawe.