Keliʻikanoe Mahi was born and raised on Oʻahu. She attended Kamehameha Schools, a school for children of Hawaiian ancestry. She earned her degree in Hawaiian Studies with a focus on the Hawaiian language from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Keliʻikanoe received her teaching license in Secondary Education and taught Hawaiian language as a subject and also taught through the medium of Hawaiian in the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education for 22 years. During her time as a teacher, she earned her Masters in Educational Counseling.
She served as the Principal of Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikaimalino, K-12 a Hawaiian language immersion school before making the recent career change to the non-profit world. She has been the Director of Hiki Ola since 2020. Keliʻikanoe loves expanding education beyond the classroom by bringing students of all ages up to the Native Hawaiian forest at Kealakekua Mountain Reserve through Hiki Ola’s educational engagement program. She enjoys perpetuating the Hawaiian language and culture in any way possible.
Heather Driedger is a certified and licensed health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Along with her skills as an Alberta certified teacher and Angel Empowerment Practitioner she has enjoyed many years of empowering people and clients through her coaching, speaking, teaching and her book ‘Living Joy – Empowering Ways to Reduce and Manage Stress.’ She is deeply passionate about being an ‘Impact Advocate’ – a wellness advocate who share the doTERRA pursuit of positive impact; for those who use the oils and those who grow and distill the oils globally thru co-impact sourcing.