Staff


Michelle Moanilehuaopuna Taylor has been the founder and director of KHHOKAP since 2001.  In 2007 she  graduated (‘ūniki) as an accomplished dancer (‘ōlapa) from Kumu Hula Māpuana de Silva of award winning Hālau Mōhala ‘Ilima. She is currently continuing her studies under Kumu Māpu in the ho‘opa‘a class.  She has completed two years of Hawaiian language classes through the University of Hawai‘i – Hilo.  Her goal is to bring Hawaiian culture and appreciation for the art of traditional hula to Northeast Ohio and the region.


Michelle Taylor Director
Wanda Certo Mele Historian, Researcher, and Social Media Manager
Paul Certo Accompianist
Carolanne Tkach Art Coordinator
Jeremiah Schilens Technical Support and Website Administrator
Windy Jacob Fundraising Support
Barb Finnerty Fundraising Support