Meet the Team
A group of dynamic and creative educators and social justice advocates.
For the past 8 years, Salina has been working to address interpersonal violence, family violence, sexual assault and poverty. She believes in creating strong relationships with adolescents and their families based on trust, accountability, and playfulness. She enjoys working with adolescents and young adults, and finds that they teach her as much as she teaches them. In her free time you can find her doing CrossFit, learning more about Modern Medicine, volunteering, and being a foodie. She is an Air Force wife, and mother of 4 that enjoys traveling around the world and meeting people from different walks of life.
Keli’i has been with TAP808 since 2005, and loves teaching about nonviolence and healthy relationships. In addition to TAP808, Keli’i teaches art and writing classes to teens around Hawai’i. In his free time, he jams the saxophone in local ska band Black Square, enjoys riding his motorcycle and skateboard, and can be found doodling cartoons and being a political activist. Someday, Keli’i hopes to be a published sci-fi novelist and comic book artist.
Mary Frances Canta
Mary Frances also works at a yoga studio and has a really nice apartment that has a pool which is cool. I wish I had a pool. She also has at least two sisters who have children. Her husband is local and her best roommate ever was Brian.
Kate recently graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in History and Women’s and Gender Studies with a minor in Political Science. Kate is very passionate about expanding gender equality especially in the form of public policy. While in college, Kate led a club that educated their peers on relationship abuse and is ecstatic to continue work on this issue by educating youth on the important issue of relationship violence. Her favorite way to spend time is by exploring the island, trying out new foods, and travelling with her friends, family, and partner.