Directory

Portraits of Lyon Arboretum’s managers are displayed below.


View Staff by Department

View contact information and staff listings for each department


Administration

Nellie Sugii, Hawaiian Rare Plant Program Manager

Nellie Sugii
Acting Director and Hawaiian Rare Plant Program Manager
Email: sugii@hawaii.edu
Office: (808) 988-0470

Destin Shigano, Fiscal Officer

Destin Shigano
Fiscal Officer
Email: destink@hawaii.edu
Office: (808) 988-2971

Derek Higashi, Office Manager


Education Department

Raedelle Van Fossen, Education Manager

Raedelle Van Fossen
Education Manager
Email: raedelle@hawaii.edu
Office: (808) 988-0461


Jenna Watling, Education Specialist
Aziz Agis, Education Associate


Questions about field trips, university visits, outreach, volunteering, or community classes may be directed to educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com


Facilities

Clancy Ako, Facilities Manager

Clancy Ako
Facilities Manager
Email: cako3@hawaii.edu
Office: (808) 988-2479


Kim Zane, Facilities Assistant


Grounds and Collections Department

Liloa Dunn, Grounds and Collections Manager

Līloa Dunn
Grounds and Collections Manager
Email: liloa@hawaii.edu
Office: (808) 988-0466


Jesse Adams, Senior Research Associate
Nate Kamaka, Assistant Arborist
Rob Santiago, Gardener
Tylor Schwarze, Research Support
Richard Sears, Research Support


Hawaiian Rare Plant Program

Nellie Sugii, Hawaiian Rare Plant Program Manager

Nellie Sugii
Acting Director and Hawaiian Rare Plant Program Manager
Email: sugii@hawaii.edu
Office: (808) 988-0470

Micropropagation Lab

Cindy Yamamoto, Micropropagation Lab Manager,  (808) 988-0470, cnose@hawaii.edu
Devon Gordon, Botanical Support Technician
Doug Okamoto, Greenhouse Technician

Seed Conservation Lab

(808) 988-0469
Nate Kingsley, Seed Lab Technician


Horticulture Department

Timothy Kroessig, Horticulture Manager

Timothy Kroessig
Horticulture Manager
Email: kroessig@hawaii.edu
Office: (808) 988-0472

Katie Hachmeister, Horticulture Assistant


University of Hawaii Foundation

Audrey Hirayama

Audrey Hirayama
Director of Development, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources and Lyon Arboretum
Email: Audrey.Hirayama@uhfoundation.org
Office: (808) 956-9172
Mobile: (808) 780-3420

Pacific Biosciences Research Center: Center for Conservation Research and Training

Elizabeth Dingeldein
Micropropagation Botanical Support
Office: (808) 988-0470