Jimmy Greenwell, Chair
Jimmy Greenwell is a respected member of the cattle industry and the community at large and has served in several leadership roles, including President of the Hawaiʻi Cattlemen’s Council and the Hawaiʻi Cattle Producer’s Cooperative. He also served as President of the Hawaiʻi Leeward Planning Conference. He retired in 2012 as the President of Lanihau Properties LLC and Palani Ranch Company, Inc, and remains active on both boards today. Jimmy has been a member of the Parker Ranch Board of Directors, Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy Board of Trustees, and the Seabury Hall Board of Trustees. His vision for the Hawaiʻi Rangeland Stewardship Foundation as a means to include the wider community in rangeland management guides the organization forward.
Taylor Kellerman, Vice Chair
Taylor Kellerman is the Director of Diversified Agriculture and Land Stewardship at Kualoa Ranch on O‘ahu and has his hand in land stewardship every day. Fittingly, he is the Chair of the Hawai‘i Cattlemen’s Council’s Land and Water Committee, as well as a board member of Ponoholo Ranch. He also currently serves at the President of the O‘ahu Resource Conservation and Development Council and previously served as President of the Agricultural Leadership Foundation of Hawai‘i, and now serves as a board member. In the past, Taylor has also served as a member of the West O‘ahu Soil and Water Conservation District.
Carl Carlson, Board Member
Carl Carlson has worked on ranches or have been associated with the industry since the 5th grade. He was the General Manager of Huehue Ranch for 20 years, owned the business for another 10 years, and was a trustee of the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust for 10 years including serving as the president of Parker Ranch, Inc. Rangeland stewardship has always been important to Carl and he spent several years studying under Alan Savory. Community service is also an important part of Carl’s life, with over 25 years of public service on State or County Boards or Commissions including the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, State Board of Agriculture, County of Hawaii Ethics Commission and County of Hawaii Police Commission. Carl was a Member of Board of the Hawaii Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, a charter member of the Kohala Center, one of the founders of the Kohala Watershed Partnership, and a co-founder of the Kuki’o Community Fund. He has served on the boards of numerous businesses, business organizations and associations.
Mark Fox, Board Member
Raised on Hawaiʻi island, Mark’s background includes Honolulu law practice, staff for U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye working on agricultural and environmental issues, handling government affairs for The Nature Conservancy’s Hawaiʻi program, and, most recently, working on Pacific fisheries management for the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Lisa Wood, Board Member
Dr. Lisa Wood grew up in Kamuela, and attended High School at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. During high school, Dr. Wood rode horses with Morgan Brown at A Lazy B Ranch and discovered her desire to work with horses as a career. After high school, Dr. Wood went on to obtain her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science at Colorado State University, then her Veterinary degree from Washington State University. Upon graduation, Dr. Wood moved back to the Big Island and began working with Veterinary Associates, and has been an integral part of the clinic since.
Jordan Jokiel, Board Member
Jordan Jokiel, Vice President and Land Manager for Haleakalā Ranch Company, oversees the company’s Conservation, Invasive species, and Forestry programs. Jokiel has more than 20 years of experience in land and wildlife conservation. He most recently served as program manager for the Leeward Haleakalā Restoration Partnership, a coalition of 11 major landowners, including Haleakalā Ranch. There, he managed more than 40,000 acres of watershed lands on the leeward side of Haleakalā. Prior to that, Jokiel served as access and acquisitions program coordinator for the State of Hawaiʻi’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife. He is also the former director of the Palmyra Program for The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i and program manager for East Maui Watershed Partnership. Jokiel grew up in Kaneohe, and attended Kaleaheo Highschool. Jokiel graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a degree in Environmental Studies. He is married to Maui-born Abigail Romanchak, and is the proud father of two beautiful young children, Kaniau and Kawena.
Alan Gottlieb, Secretary Treasurer
Alan is the Vice President of Finance & Administration for Ponoholo Ranch Limited, a Big-Island cattle ranch, ranked in the 23th largest cow/calf ranch in the United States, managing their business affairs in Hawaii and for its Mainland Subsidiaries. Alan also manages Second City Property Management which operates agricultural water systems in West Oahu on over 8,000 acres for a number of diversified farmers. Along with several partners, Alan founded and later sold Hawaiian Earth Products, Ltd, an industry leader which recycles yard trimmings, manures and other organics into high quality compost under the Menehune MAGIC brand name. Alan is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he majored in Business Administration and Accounting. Alan served on the Hawaii State Board of Agriculture from 2004 through 2012. He participated in Class IV of the Agricultural Leadership Foundation and served as a Board member of the Foundation from 1992 through 2009, including 2 terms as Board Chairman. In 2001/2002 Alan participated in the Pacific Century Fellows Program. He is a founder of the Paniolo Hall of Fame, to help preserve the Paniolo Culture in Hawaii and induct and honor notable Hawaiian Cowboys into the Hall of Fame. Alan is a Past President of the Statewide Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council and currently serves as its treasurer, serves as the treasurer of the Hawaii Beef Industry Council, and serves on the board of the West Oahu Soil & Water Conservation District, and the board of the Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC). Alan has been married to Annabel for 41 years and has 2 children; Bonnie 32 and Michael, 20 and 3 grandchildren.
Nicole Galase, Supporting Staff
Nicole is the Managing Director of the Hawaii Rangeland Stewardship Foundation, Hawaii Cattlemen's Council, and Hawaii Beef Industry Council. In 2021, she was nominated by her organization's board members and recognized as a Pacific Business News 40 Under 40 Honoree. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from UH Manoa's Shidler College of Business, and a Master of Marine Conservation from Victoria University of Wellington. Nicole started her career working for various agencies on Midway Atoll, Kure Atoll, and French Frigate Shoals, then went on to study the endangered Band-rumped Storm Petrel at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii. She is a founding member and current Chair of the Friends of Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Her goal is to highlight the overlapping goals of cattlemen and conservation to foster closer collaboration between the communities.
Chandra Rice, Supporting Staff
Chandra is the Operations & Program Coordinator for Hawaii Rangeland Stewardship Foundation as well as Hawaii Cattlemen's Council and Hawaii Beef Industry Council. Chandra has been with us since March of 2016. Chandra is Big Island raised with prior experience in the cattle industry. She has 2 teenage sons that enjoy their ranching lifestyle on the Big Island.