Board Members

Rory Enright – President

Rory EnrightRory is a highly engaged and active member of the local North Shore community. In addition to serving as president of the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, Rory currently serves as the general manager for the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association (PHCA) and is an active leader of the Princeville Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Ken Rosenthal – Vice President

KenRosenthal.revA permanent resident of Kauai, Ken is a passionate advocate for physical and fiscal fitness. He has taught fitness classes for over 30 years, is a former 6-time U.S., National, and World Aerobic Champion, and owned a health and fitness club in San Diego. Ken has an MBA in Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship from Arizona State University and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. For almost 30 years, Ken has worked for a non-profit economic development lending company, with a nationwide mission to increase access to capital for owner-user commercial real estate and business loans. Ken currently serves as the vice chair on the board of the non-profit Anaina Hou Community Park, and as treasurer with the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association (PHCA).

Teresa Young, C.P.A. – Treasurer

Teresa YoungTeresa has owned a home on Kauai since 2003 and moved here permanently in 2011. Prior to her retirement, she was a Tax Partner at Deloitte, specializing in serving foundations and other tax-exempt organizations. In addition to serving on the Foundation board, she currently serves on the audit and finance committee of the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) and on the audit and finance committee for the UCSD Foundation. Teresa is also a trustee emeritus of the UCSD Foundation, and has served on the boards of numerous public charities including San Diego Foundation, UCSD Foundation, UCSD Alumni Association, and Planned Parenthood San Diego. Teresa is a licensed C.P.A.

Maylette Garces

MayletteGarces.revMaylette has over 25 years of experience in marketing and operations management. She was previously a casino manager and the executive director of marketing for one of San Diego’s largest casino resorts. In addition to managing a multi-million dollar marketing budget, Maylette supervised the company’s charitable sponsorships and donations. Maylette served as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in San Diego, and her family’s organization, Heart & Hammer, performs humanitarian and medical missions in the Philippines.

Kirsten Hermstad

KirstinRaised on the North Shore of Kauai, Kirsten is currently the assistant project manager of the Kilauea Lighthouse Village, a retail project in Kilauea, Kauai. Kirsten has over 30 years of professional experience in architecture and construction administration. She managed large construction projects for developers and private owners, including the Irvine Company and 20th Century Fox. Kirsten also studied Art History at Oxford University and Appraisal Services at New York University, and subsequently launched her firm, CURATE, a fine art collection management company serving private and corporate collectors. After returning home to Kauai, Kirsten realized a life-long dream of owning an art gallery and opened Black Dog Gallery & Goods in Kilauea.

Kirsten is an avid open ocean paddler. Her passion for the ocean and desire to serve her community led her to the Makapo Aquatics Project. For over 10 years, she helped to expand this non-profit in California and New York, and coached blind athletes in the Polynesian sport of outrigger paddling. Kirsten is deeply committed to serving the island of Kauai. In addition to the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation board of directors, Kirsten also serves as the 2nd vice president of the North Shore Lions Club and is on the board of the Kauai North Shore Business Council.

Bristol Lantagne

Bristol was born in Alaska and moved to Kauai when she was one. She graduated from college on Oahu with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Bristol is excited to be on the Foundation board, to actively support this community today and help to enhance life on the north shore that will be a part of her son’s future. Bristol is currently the full-time mom to Jax and property manager for numerous North Shore estates.

Lorraine Mull

lorraine_mullLorri has been a property owner on Kauai since 1984 and a full-time resident of the North Shore since 1992. Originally from Louisiana, Lorri was a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and served as Dean of Admissions of Tulane Law School, prior to engaging in a full time law practice. She served on the board of the Women’s Health Foundation in Louisiana, and was named as one of the “Outstanding Young Women of America” in 1980. Lorri was actively involved as a board member for the Hanalei and Kula PTSA for many years and a volunteer for the Red Cross swimming program.

Nance Overton

unnamedNance and her husband, Al, have lived on Kauai for over 15 years and are active members of the community. Nance has a teaching and technical writing background, and is currently a board member of Growing our Own Teachers on Kauai. She has served as secretary on the board of her hula halau, Papa Laua`e o Makana. Previously on the mainland, Nance created a company employee mentoring program. She also served as the Director of Education for the Sacramento Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication, and created its annual technical writing competition for high school students.

Mary Paterson

Mary PatersonOriginally from Henley-on-Thames, England, and a passionate world traveler, Mary has made the North Shore of Kauai her home for almost 30 years. She is a former Activities Director and Promotions Manager for Princeville Corporation and she now owns Custom Care Company, which specializes in coordinating care and concierge services for North Shore properties. She has been a board member of the Kauai Humane Society, Treasurer of a small non-profit, and volunteer for the Hanalei Rotary.

Dylan Thomas

Dylan ThomasBorn in South Africa, Dylan Thomas is a business owner, world traveler, active waterman and dedicated community volunteer. In 2002, Dylan embarked on a 40,000-mile, 5-year sail with another couple, through the South Pacific and some of the most remote countries in the world. This journey inspired the creation of the Hanalei-based Havaiki Oceanic and Tribal Art which features treasures collected from throughout Hawaii and Oceania.

Dylan has lived on the North Shore for over 11 years. He also owns Surfski Kauai, which provides surf ski paddling lessons, and is a project manager for Kauai Eco Design, which focuses on community engineering to provide ecologically sensitive design solutions. Dylan began his community volunteerism as a child, beginning with Lifesaving South Africa when he was just 8 years old. He has volunteered for many organizations at the local, state and national levels, and previously served on the board of Kauai Hoe Waa. His motto is “Quality of life for residents and quality of experience for visitors.”

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