HP Preservation is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the reforestation of the Koa and Sandalwood trees, restoring endangered native plan species, and strengthening the endangered bird population of Oahu.
Actions of replanting will restore areas that were cleared for farmland and over logging to bring back the sounds of nature's past. Our goal is to also educate our Ohana (Family).
HP Preservation serves as an outdoor classroom for college, high school, and elementary students in the surrounding community.
HP Preservation will work to restore 2 different species of Hawaiian trees, 3 different species of plants and flowers that are extinct on the island of Oahu and are almost extinct from the Hawaiian Islands. HP will also restore a tree line on over logged, oil drilled land in the high desert of Wyoming. We will plant the only trees for 30 miles around and create habitat for 15 of Wyoming's endangered species.
To this date we have planted over a 100 trees into the forest outside of our personal projects.
HP will purchase the land that was used to harvest Dole pineapples. We will be replanting trees that will absorb left over pesticides, improve air quality return precipitation to this area while creating a new habitat in the migration path of Hawaii's endangered birds.
HP will be building a bird sanctuary to house and protect the endangered birds until they are ready to be released into the wild. School age children, (Elementary, High School and College) will be able to have a field classroom experience with the birds.
HP will be also play it role on a global scale through Carbon Farming. Big polluting corporation will fund our project to plant more trees to help clean the air.
A different type of tourist will come from all around the world to see the rare birds' trees and plants on the Preservation, generating a new source of revenue for Hawaii.
In addition, the Preservation will help Hawaii keep its place on the map as a tropical rainforest.
Lisa Egerson is the founder of Hua'a Pua'a Preservation established in 2006. As Director, Ms. Egerson coordinates community events, establishes fundraising opportunities and negotiates receiving and properly using donated funds. Previously, she was the President of a Land Development company. Lisa learned to live in the wilderness, off the grid in Alaska for 2 years with her family studying the importance of habitat stabilization, As an executive in the Hawaii State and Federal government for more then 25 years, Lisa served as a Federal preschool teacher and a State certified Nutritionist. She taught people the importance of respecting the land as a food source. Furthermore, she served as the Advertising Director of the large Non-Profit, Mardi Gras Follies, a dance company that raised money for local charities for 15 years. On weekends, she guided and maintained a Hawaii tropical rainforest, class 3 hike for 5 years. Lisa has made Hawaii home for 26 years.
Elliott Ross joined Hua'a Pua'a Preservation as the Chief Operation Officer in 2006. In early 2010, the board voted for him to become the Assistant Director. He has served in this capacity continuously since. Mr. Ross has been employed with the federal government for over 33 years as both an active duty service member and as a Department of Defense civilian. He has extensive management and technical expertise in both field and fixed facilities conducting antiterroism and emergency management operations. Elliott holds a Master of Science in Criminial Justice Administration and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Public Policy. He regularly performs community service in support of mutiple non-profits in Hawaii and elsewhere around the United States. He is involved in activities and operations of the American Legion, Shriners and other civic organizations. His service and leadership to Hua'a Pua'a is an example of his sincere dedication to duty and charity. During his free time, Mr. Ross enjoys hiking, fishing, nature photobigraphy and exploring state and national parks.
Steve supply chain career spans over thirty years of experience leading supply chain and logistics, enabling fulfillment success within company upstream & downstream boundaries in alignment with customer capabilities improving cost-to-serve models. Following a number of years with progressive leadership responsibilities with Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Pepsi Bottling Group, GE, Ralston Purina, UPS in Operations, Product Supply and Vender Managed Inventory, Steve held Senior Leadership roles with Southwest Traders, Inc. and Daymon Worldwide/Club Demonstrations driving accountability solutions. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science - Marketing/Logistics from University of Missouri and is certified in the 8 cornerstones of Supply Chain. He has been an avid member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals volunteering his services and gifts for over 21 years. He is a founder of Uplifting Brothers and has volunteered for a number of other charity organizations such as; Habitat for Humanity, Project Touch, Jack and Jill, Ferguson 1000, etc. Steve is passionate about restoring the bees to continue our natural food supply.
Lisa Butler is an experienced banker. She has worked in the accounting field of several large banks for more than 25 years. She is skilled in maintaining large amounts of funds. Currently, she occupies an executive position with the Federal government. Lisa has accomplished a Bacholor's Degree in Sociology, Master's Degree in Management.. She has volunteered for a number of Non-Profit organizations in the community to prepare for her role in this organization. Lisa says she enjoys the simplicity of animals and has lived in Hawaii for 11 years.