Dave Elliott

Executive Director

Dave Elliott has more than fifteen years of experience working in agricultural development and natural resource management in Hawaii and Latin America as an entrepreneur, researcher, and non-profit program director. He is passionate about sustainable agriculture and working alongside farmers to identify stewardship practices that benefit farm productivity and Hawaiʻi’s water and soil resources. 

Hannah Hubanks

Conservation Specialist


Hannah works with farmers, land managers, and local stakeholders to improve soil and water resources through conservation planning. She also coordinates the Waimānalo Watershed Restoration Project, Co-managing Food Safety and Land Stewardship Project, and Carbon Farming Project. Originally from Wisconsin, she earned her B.S. degree from UW-Madison in Zoology. After time abroad and working in a variety of science disciplines and ecosystems, she arrived in Hawaiʻi and took interest in global and local challenges within food systems. She focused on soil health assessment in Hawaiʻi for her M.S. thesis work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Natural Resource and Environmental Management. Hannah looks forward to carrying out the mission of Oʻahu RC&D and promoting a more sustainable Hawaiʻi.

Harmony Shelton

Office Administrator


Harmony is born and raised on the island Oʻahu. She has an extensive background in banking and customer service. As the Office Administrator, she provides administrative and clerical support to Oʻahu RC&D’s diverse programs. She looks forward to providing assistance to fellow staff members along with learning more about agriculture and conservation here in the islands.

Frankie Koethe

Lead, Women Farmers Network

Born and raised on Oʻahu, Frankie has a strong commitment to community development. Her Masters of Science in Natural Resource & Environmental Management at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa focused on working to create cohesion between resident and visitors in Wanini, Kauai. As a Project Coordinator at Oʻahu RC&D, Frankie led efforts to create the Hawai’i Women Farmers Network by providing scholarships, mini-grants, and agribusiness network trainings to cultivate networks and partnerships with women producers and ranchers. Currently working with Koʻolau Mountains Watershed Partnership as their Community Outreach Liaison, Frankie continues to be a strong voice and advocate for local women in Hawaiʻi agriculture. 

Jean Brokish

Special Projects Advisor

Jean served as Oʻahu RC&D’s executive director for eight years and continues to lend her expertise in several strategic areas, including fundraising and the Women Farmers Network. After growing up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Jean pursued bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture and has since worked with farmers in five states and one foreign country.  She enjoys connecting with farmers and identifying ways to improve stewardship of our soil and water resources.