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Board of Directors

Beth Mathias

Chairperson
Beth is the Marketing Associate for Pacific Biodiesel, Inc., and came on board in 2010. Beth previously served at the Vice-Chair of the Agency’s Marketing and Development Committee. With her long history with the Agency and a commitment to the important work of The Maui Farm, Beth provides enthusiastic leadership to the Board.

Royle Taogoshi

Vice-Chair for Finance
Royle is Vice President for First Hawaiian Bank. Since joining the Board in 2019, Royle has provided important financial leadership as we navigate the uncertainties of the economy.

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.

Emily Erickson

Director
Emily is the Owner/President of Evergreen Energy Consulting, focusing on renewable energy in the Hawaiian Islands.  She joined the board in 2011 and shares her expertise in marketing and social networking by serving as the Co-Chair on the Marketing and Development Committee as well as the Finance Committee.

Wendy Rice Peterson

Director
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

Director
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.

Mark Vaught

Director
Mark is the Director of Water Resources for Mahi Pono, LLC. He has served on The Maui Farm Board of Directors since 1999 and served as Chairperson for many of those years. Possessing a deep organizational knowledge and history, Mark offers effective leadership and guidance.