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Areas of Expertise and Capabilities

Community Relations

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Born, raised, and living in Hawaiʻi, we have a vested interest in our communities, we know our people, and we have established strong ties across the islands — working in, with, and for Hawaiʻi. We maintain relationships with key Hawaiʻi rights and stakeholders including community leaders and cultural practitioners, NHOs, recognized descendants, media and businesses, local and community-based organizations, government and elected officials. Māmaka serves as the bridge between communities, and public and private organizations in transportation, education, hospitality, retail, and healthcare.


What we do

Hotline + Call Answering

Outreach + Canvassing

Rights + Stakeholders Identification + Engagement

Public Information

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Established in 2009, Māmaka has demonstrated experience in providing valuable and strategic services with a record of delivering measurable results on iconic projects, programs and campaigns across various industries. We build credibility, trust, and positive relationships through authentic and strategic communications. We are pleased to serve public and private, local and international organizations.


What we do

Websites + Social Media

Marketing + Communications

Public + Legal Notices

Meetings + Events

Transcribing + Translation


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Rooted in Hawaiian values with indigenous knowledge, and in-depth local expertise, we deliver services that responsibly advance Hawaiʻi: our people, our places, our rich and unique heritage. We specialize in cultural and historic resources management and consultation. As Kānaka ‘Ōiwi, we have the kuleana to protect, preserve, and perpetuate our stories and resources, and elevate community voices on projects that support individual and community independence, equity, and mobility.


What we do

NEPA + Section 106 + Section 4(f)

NAGPRA + HRS 6e + HAR 13-300

Recordation + Documentation

Archival + Ethnographic Research

Business Development + Optimization

We continue to work on exciting, iconic projects.


We are pleased to serve public and private, local and international organizations.

Pac Chung

Bowers + Kubota

 [Māmaka] has a good understanding

of community concerns, and has

been responsive to project needs and inquiries.

Joanna Alexander

Parsons Brinckerhoff


I have worked with [Māmaka] for

several years. [Māmaka] is extremely knowledgable, detailed, conscientious,

and responsive.

Patrick Ching


Mahalo [Māmaka] so much for guiding me and our team to do more good work. The Patrick Ching and Naturally Hawaiian brands are Super thankful to have you on our side! With Aloha.

Malie McClellan



[Māmaka] works efficiently and effectively with diverse teams, consistently meeting project deadlines, and routinely accepting additional tasks.

Nālani Blane-Kealaniki

Kamehameha Schools

I've worked with [Māmaka] on various projects for more than 8 years. [Māmaka] has provided a number of strategic services to Kamehameha Schools including developing regional action plans and assists in the implementation of partnership projects.



Bill Brennan

City & County of Honolulu


[Māmaka] has been a trusted partner since the inception of our agency - delivering a variety of invaluable services and strategic solutions. [Māmaka]'s institutional knowledge on this complex project is unparalleled.



Mark Garrity

Oʻahu Metropolitan Planning Association

[Māmaka] is very reliable, well organized and detail-oriented. [Māmaka] is an asset to any team or project.



LaRhonda Sayles-Willis



[Māmaka] is very professional and articulate ...and instrumental in problem-solving.



Irene Hirano

U.S.-Japan Council

[Māmaka]'s assistance with media at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation International Trade Reception was invaluable. The event brought together top leaders from the Japanese and American governments and business communities that contributed to strengthening ties between Hawaiʻi and Japan, and we are grateful for [Māmaka]'s  support. We look forward to working with [Māmaka] in the year ahead.



Andrew Smith

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority


[Māmaka] helped our environmental planning team overcome significant challenges allowing projects to advance. During our three years working together, I found [Māmaka] to be dynamic, street smart, and fun to work with.



Joanna Morsicato

HDR Engineering

[Māmaka] is an outstanding partner; dilligent and detailed, supportive of Native Hawaiian culture, asks the right questions and takes initiative to move tasks forward - displaying sensitivity to people, budgets, and schedules.



Anna Iaukea

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation 

With professionalism, enthusiam, and integrity, [Māmaka] is always willing to do what it takes to get. [Māmaka is an asset to any project.



Larry Sauve


For two years, I worked with [Māmaka] who always exhibited a highly professional attitude towards work assignments, with particular attention given to client communications. [Māmaka] would be a welcome additional to any team. 



Marian Phillips


[Māmaka] can be counted on for both efficiency and trustworthiness.

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