Mark is from Toledo, Ohio, and attended the University of Toledo. He spent 13 ½ years working for Conrail, the former New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroads, and his last position held was Field Supervisor for a rail recovery program. He is married to Claire (Petot) Tillman, and is the father of 5 children: Drew-25, Sam-23, Laura-21, Brett-18 and Anna-16. In 1987, Mark moved his family here to Maui to establish TCBY Yogurt franchise, which lasted for 18 years. Mark is currently an Account Executive with Williams & Associates, and has been there since 1997.
Some of the organizations that Mark has served on as a board member, advisor, or president include the LahainaTown Action Committee, Lahaina Intermediate School PTSA, Lahainaluna High School PTSA, King Kamehameha III School SCBM, Theater Theater Maui, and Kumulani Chapel Board of Directors. Mark is currently a member of the Kumulani Chapel Elder Board. Additionally, he has coached most of the sports his kids were involved in, including soccer, baseball, basketball and wrestling.
Blaine was born and raised in Lahaina. He attended Kamehameha III School, Lahaina Intermediate and graduated from Lahainaluna in 2003. After high school, Blaine attended Mesa State College ('07) in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he majored in Kinesiology and also played and coached college. While in Colorado, he met his wife Hauanu and they now reside in Pukalani with their son, Jaden. Prior to his son being born, Blaine coached LHS baseball for 3 years. He is now an independent agent with Pyramid Insurance. Blaine enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and watching sporting events.
Joel Navarro was born in the Philippines and was raised in Essex County, NJ. He graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT; earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He is the Assistant Vice President and Senior Commercial Banking Officer at the Lahaina branch of Central Pacific Bank. He has been living on Maui since 1993. He and his wife, Jaime, have two sons, Joa and Jaxon.
Joel is the chairman and founder of the Legacy Cup Golf Tournament. This annual event raises funds for Lahainaluna High School’s Project Graduation. Joel is the President of the Lahaina Junior Golf Association. This non-profit organization is dedicated to “educating life skills through the game of golf” for the youth of Maui; instilling values such as respect, integrity, character and honor.
Rob is from Washington State, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1978. He has 14 years of experience at the Kapalua Bay Hotel with roles in many operations including Food and Beverage, Rooms, and Purchasing and Retail. He has been with the Kapalua Land Company since 1995. He has worked as the Group Coordinator of Golf Operations, Club Manager of The Kapalua Club, General Manager of The Kapalua Club and Villas, and is currently with Sotheby's International Realty as its Vice President and Broker-In-Charge of the Napili office. He is married to Louisa (van der Linden) Shelton, LHS class of 1973, and his children, Jeff and Kelvie, are alumni of Lahainaluna High School, class of 1999 and 2002, respectively.
Rob served as the Lahainaluna High School Foundation President since its inception in 2000, until 2012. He is also the Founder and Tournament Chairman for the Kapalua Clambake Pro-Am, the largest Golf Pro-Am in the State of Hawaii. The tournament has raised funds for Maui Special Olympics, the Lahainaluna High School Golf Team, and the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association. He is also a former LHS Assistant Golf Coach, and former AYSO youth soccer coach. He also served as PTSA President for the King Kamehameha III Elementary school from 1989-1991. Rob enjoys being able to travel, serve as a mentor, golf, and to watch his favorite teams.
Susan Yap is from Berkeley, California, and graduated from the University of Nevada/Reno in 1966. She attended San Francisco State University in 1969, and then moved to Maui in 1970 from the halls of Haight-Ashbury, as her first stop on a venture around the world. However, she met the local boy (Harry), and they were married and had two sons. S. Kainoa Yap is serving in the U.S. Coast Guard presently stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, and Kirk K. Yap currently works at the Kapalua Golf Course. Susan has two grandsons, and they also live on Maui.
After “Mom” years of soccer, tennis, PTSA, SCBM, plus 16 years as bookkeeper at Hobie Sports, she found her way up to Lahainaluna in 1996 with the Boarding Department. Susan says it is an honor to work at this school as her two sons, husband, his mother and grandfather (1918 Boarder) all are proud alumni of Lahainaluna.
Susan enjoys going to the beach, watching her husband Harry, as he fishes, and loves to read a good book under a tree in the shade. Susan is presently on the Lahainaluna Archive Committee, which she finds rewarding because of the importance in preserving the cherished history of our Lahainaluna High School.