Grow Some Good…
In Our Team
Havilah holds a BS in Business Management. Just out of college, her love of the outdoors led her to a career path in the non-profit sector, where she worked in environmental conservation. Her hobby-based interest in wild plants, foraging, and gardening began a few years later, while she was living in Southeast Alaska.
Upon moving to Maui in 2016, she immediately enrolled in the Maui Master Gardener program to learn more about growing food in a tropical environment. After completing the course, she worked as a Horticultural Research Technician with the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and shortly thereafter helped run the Master Gardener Program as the interim Program Coordinator.
It was during this time that she started volunteering at school gardens. She then became a school Garden Coordinator, a School Garden Director, our Volunteer Coordinator, and now our Program Manager. She is passionate about connecting both children and adults to the natural world through hands-on, experiential learning, and working to ensure food security for all.
Community Food Systems
As a Garden Coordinator for Grow Some Good, Amber is excited to continue sharing her love of plants and the garden ecosystem with her students.
Pōmaika’i Elementary and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Lacey has called Maui home for the last 4 years. Upon moving to Maui with her husband for his job, her passion for the outdoors grew to one of conservation and sustainability. Therefore, she enrolled in a Sustainable Science Management course at the University of Hawaii, Maui College. Since then, she has worked for Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) and Four Seasons Maui, trying to find a job that fits all her passions and now she finally has: Working with children of all backgrounds, learning about new cultures, protecting our planet and food sources, all while being active outside.
Jasmine is the newest Garden School Coordinator at Wailuku Elementary where she spends her days teaching the keiki about gardening, nutrition, and sustainability. She grew up in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex of Texas where she spent time living in Austin and Fort Worth. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Biology from the University of Texas in Arlington. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and yoga. Her love and passion for nature, the environment, and sustainability came from living on Kauai for a year before finishing her degree.
Jasmine found Grow Some Good while living in Costa Rica and knew right away that she wanted to be a part of the Grow Some Good family. She is excited to be doing work that has purpose while teaching students valuable skills and lessons in the garden.
Community Food Systems & Garden Coordinator
R. Michi Atickinson
She has taken part in nearly a decade of experiential education, working for camps, nonprofits, outdoor science schools, and state parks across the country and island of Maui. Laura believes that outdoor education programs that surround children with the natural world and a supportive community, enable them to develop confidence, character, life skills, and simply blossom as individuals. To be part of something so meaningful and to have the opportunity to create magical experiences for young people, is what continues to drive Laura’s passion for this work.
Carli is originally from San Diego, California. She has a background in science and education with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California in San Diego. She grew up camping and snorkeling with her father and developed an early love for nature, science and the ocean. She has always had a passion for teaching, starting as a lifeguard and swim instructor since she was 16 years old.
After moving to Maui, she continued her education experience as a naturalist for the Maui Ocean Center, teaching visitors about the amazing marine life that surrounds the islands. Following the nationwide shut down she participated in an internship with The Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission where she worked on restoration projects on the island of Kaho’olawe. “Moving to Maui has afforded me with so many amazing opportunities and I am excited to embark on one more.”
She is excited to be back in the classroom setting and able to share her passions with a new generation of scientists and gardeners.
Fundraising & Marketing Manager
Felix Sunny D’Souza
Felix joined Grow Some Good in 2021 as Fundraising & Marketing Manager. After living on Maui for 3 years, he wanted to find a role that would bring his corporate experience in project management, communications, and digital media marketing together to help a community-driven organization achieve its goals. His favorite thing about Grow Some Good is its mission to cultivate sustainable food systems through the community and inspire youth to be involved in the process. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Villanova University. His hobbies include cooking (and eating), being creative, and all things travel.