Rich has been with the Legacy Forest since the first tree went in the ground. If you visited us in our first four years, chances are he showed you around. He has given more tours than anyone and that makes him a natural to head up the Ecotour team.
Rachel runs our Welcome Center. She is full of aloha and will make you feel right at home. Have questions? She has answers. A recent grad of the University of Hawaii, Rachel is the queen of organization and keeps everything (and everyone) running on schedule.
Wil is our tech guy. He keeps all our hi-tech goodies working properly. You'll find him tucked away in the back office wrenching on a 3D printer or making maps. If you are into cutting edge tech-wizardry make sure you poke your head in.
If you have read our trip advisor reviews then you have heard about Dinah's scones. Shes the heart behind all our recipies. She also happens to be the wife of infamous Darrell Fox, co-creator of the Hawaiian Legacy Forest. If you have time she can tell you some great stories.
Mike is our main Driver tour guide. He will pick you up in the Merecedes Sprinter as well as take you up into the forest in one of our custom 6WD Pinzgaurs. He'll even dig the hole for your tree! Always smiling, always ready to help.
Tayler is our beekeeper, and on the odd occasion she gives tours. She is responsible for the world class Hawaiian Legacy Honey sold in our gift shop. If you are lucky you may catch her out in the fields collecting the worlds only Koa Flower Honey from our hives.
Jeff is our CEO and half of the two-man team that conceptualized the Hawaiian Legacy Forest. He is our marketing guru and captain of our reforestation ship. Jeff set the standard that makes our tour the #1 ecotour in Hawaii.
If you wonder why our seedlings look so incredibly strong and healthy, its because of this lady. Julie pours love into every little tree that goes into the forest. We encourage people to choose their own tree, but no matter which one you choose it will have Julies seal of approval.
Shanon is our mechanic and senior field crew member. When he gives a tour its the real boots on the ground perspective. Shanon knows every inch of our fencelines and has been here for every year of planting. He also maintains all our vehicles, providing your tour with a comfortable and safe ride.
John has been with the project for years, he has done just about every job we have when needed. That includes tour guide. John and his wife, nursery manager Julie Wynne were raised in Georgia, so make sure to ask John about his shrimp and grits recipe.
Phoenix Award Winner for Excellence in Sustainability and Conservation