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Board of Directors

Mark Vaught

Operations Manager for East Maui Irrigation Company, Mark has served on The Maui Farm Board of Directors since 1999. Possessing a deep organizational knowledge and history, Mark offers effective leadership and guidance and serves as our Board Chairperson.

Galen Nakamura

Vice-Chair for Finance
Galen is Senior Vice President for the Bank of Hawaii’s Maui Commercial Banking Center. Since joining the Board in 2009, Galen has provided important financial leadership as we navigate the uncertainties of the economic recession.

J. Scott Meidell

Vice-Chair for Governance
Vice President and General Manager for Haleakala Ranch Company, Scott joined the Board in 2009. Scott leads the Governance Committee, which is tasked with board recruitment and ensuring the overall health of the Board.

Beth Mathias

Vice-Chair for Marketing and Development
Beth is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Pacific Biodiesel, Inc., and came on board in 2010. Beth is an enthusiastic leader in the planning and implementation of our resource development and marketing activities.

Emily Erickson

Emily is the Director of Renewable Energy for Hawaii Energy Strategists, she joined the board in 2011. She shares her expertise in marketing and social networking by serving on the Marketing and Development Committee.

Wendy Rice Peterson

Wendy is a general partner for Kaonoulu Ranch and a real estate agent for Island Sotheby’s International Realty.  A seasoned nonprofit director, Wendy joined the board in 2012 and is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to The Maui Farm organization. 


Gloria Navarro Buckingham

Gloria is an attorney with Navarro-Buckingham LLC specializing in estate planning, business formation and business law.  She generously offers assistance and advocacy for the families we serve, and  joined the Board in 2014 with an interest in supporting our resource development activities.