Gauhar Tursun-Kyzy Tyulemiss
Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer

Hoe waʻa (paddler)

“She is the power house of the office and fantastic grant writer who ties all of our loose ends together, and keeps spirits high with her laughter.”

“She is small and mighty. She is passionate about Kūlaniākea and is beast at grants. Her work horse mentality is evident in both her work and in the canoe.”

“Gauhar’s commitment, experience, and joy in the work we do, insures our sustainability in the future. Although she claims organic material (people) are not her thing, she will always take the time to “talk story”.”

“Her infectious laughter and sense of humor brightens our day, while her knowledge on the many administrative matters is both inspiring and humbling.”