Projects

When Iʻm not spending quality time with my family, working to support our needs, or studying for my educational doctorate, you can usually find me engaged in any my personal projects. I welcome your support, recommendation, and partnership.

pacific-focused-projectPacific Focused – social enterprises

Pacific Focused is the collection of my social enterprises that keep me engaged in Pacific-relevant initiatives to help my Pacific Islands community back home and here in the US. It focuses on projects to support the success of the underrepresented Pacific Islander students in the US and the perpetuation of our indigenous cultures and languages. Website:  www.pacificfocused.com

300-Raatior-VenturesRaatior Ventures

Raatior Ventures is the website where you can find all of my various personal, professional, and social enterprises aimed at empowering social good and innovations in the Pacific. It is home to a diversity of projects and services to support educators, social entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and small businesses. Website: www.raatior.com

project-RConsultingEducational Consulting

Raatior Consulting is our Hawaii-based educational, social entrepreneurial, and leadership development company specializing in the Micronesian region and the diaspora. We collaborate with our clients to develop culturally appropriate and innovative educational solutions customized to their unique local realities.
Website: www.raatiorconsulting.com

project-web-designWeb Design for Good

Raatior [web] Design was originally founded as Atawe Design in 1998 as a website design venture focusing on the empowerment of non-profit organizations, grassroots community movements, social activists, schools, and small businesses in the developing Pacific island nation of Micronesia and beyond. We believe that these small developing Pacific island nations have a rightful place in the vastly globalized society. Website: www.design.raatior.com

project-fanapi-foundationFanapi Foundation

The Fanapi Foundation is the US-based entity committed to raise funds to support technical assistance to support the people from the outer islands in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). As a fiscally sponsored project of United Charitable Programs – a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, Fanapi Foundation enables tax deductible contributions by any US-based individuals, organizations, or corporations.
Website: www.fanapi.org

Island Soldier – film

I serve as a consultant and cultural advisor on the soon-to-be-released documentary about Micronesian citizens in the US military and the reality and struggles of island veterans, Gold Star parents, and the future of the small Pacific Island nations of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau.
Website: www.islandsoldiermovie.com.

project-northwest-unified-schoolsNorthwest Unified Schools (NUS)

I provide pro bono educational consultancy for the Northwest Unified Schools. These are public schools located in the remote outer islands of Chuuk State, FSM which have the greatest disadvantage due to inaccessibility to educational resources. Our approach centers around global partnerships with individuals, organizations, schools, businesses to lead programs and services aimed at helping children in the developing outer island communities of Micronesia.
Website: www.northwestunifiedschools.org

project-fanapi-care-projectFanapi CARE Project

The Fanapi Health Care project was originally founded in 2005 with Dr. Barry Staley, DDS as Micronesian Dental Service Project (MDSP) to help the forgotten children in the remote and small outer islands in the Pacific island nation of Micronesia. In 2013, the MDSP was expanded to become part of the Fanapi Foundation’s CARE project to provide health care assistance to the same outer islands. Website: www.care.fanapi.org

300-PLANPacific Leaders Network

As a Pacific-focused consultant in Hawaii, I founded the Pacific Leadership Assistance Network (PLAN) to unify the efforts of all my colleagues. PLAN is a coalition of independent consultants championing Pacific-relevant, culturally-appropriate, Micronesia-focused leadership development programs for organizations, schools, agencies, service providers that support the Micronesian diaspora in the United States.
Website: www.pacificleaders.com

300-Chuuk ReformChuuk Reform Movement

As a Chuukese citizen, I founded the Chuuk Reform Movement to mobilize Chuukese citizens to be actively involved in helping Chuuk State improve as a state in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Website: www.chuukstate.org

300-Aloha-Kiva-KidsAloha Kiva Kids

As a parent, I founded this Kiva Team with my daughter Keala to teach her and other kids to engage in Kiva’s global micro-lending initiative to support entrepreneurs become self-sufficient. Website: www.alohakivakids.org

WordPress Meetup

I founded the Santa Cruz WordPress Meetup to create a community of web designers, programmers, and other techies in Santa Cruz, CA. It has grown from 5 guys meeting in a local coffee shop to over 600 members. It continues to grow with new organizers even as I moved away to Hawaii to begin Doctoral studies.
Website: www.meetup.com/santa-cruz-wordpress/

Teach for Micronesia (TFM)

I am developing TFM to be an independent, non-profit organization with the mission of ending education inequity in the Pacific Island nation of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). Modeled after the highly successful Teach for All global movement, TFM aims to recruit college graduates from Micronesia and the US to serve as paid teachers for two years in high need partner public schools throughout Micronesia.
Website: www.teachformicronesia.org