As COO, Kurt leads a diverse management team that works with the Lanai community to plan and implement sustainable commerce, energy, conservation, health care, housing, education and hospitality initiatives. As the third generation of his family born and raised on Lanai, Kurt has a strong connection to Lanai and to ensuring that the sustainable development of the island maintains the integrity of local values and traditions.
Prior to joining Pulama Lanai, Kurt was General Manager of Operations for Kukuiula Development Company Hawaii on the island of Kauai, where he oversaw planning and design through to the opening and operation of the Private Club. He also served as general manager of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel.
Kurt opened the Manele Bay Hotel on Lanai, working with the community in the early 1990s on the development of the resort. Over the ensuing 10 years, Kurt went on to manage both The Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay Hotel as VP of Resort Operations. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years with Hyatt Hotels, in management roles in six cities, and with Rock Resorts in the British Virgin Islands.
Kurt received his bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Oregon State University. He has served on the Hawaii Island Visitors Bureau, the West Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Kauai Visitors Bureau and the Hawaii Lodging Association and is currently on the Board of the Historic Hawaii Foundation.
Harrilynn is responsible for building human capacity at Pulama Lanai. She serves as champion of Pulama Lanai’s culture, ensuring opportunities for inspiration, integration and improvement, and fostering a workplace environment consistent with our mission, vision and values. She directs the efforts of Safety & Security and oversees Commercial Leasing & Residential Services, Hulopoe Beach Park, the Recreation Center and PUC Trucking/Warehouse.
Previously, Harrilynn was the Associate General Counsel with Pulama Lanai, and prior to joining Pulama Lanai, Harrilynn served at Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. as the Regulatory Rate Case Manager and the Director of Compliance. She was also the Vice President at Title Guaranty of Hawaii, Inc.
Harrilynn has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and received her J.D. from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law. She currently serves as a board member on The Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court and the American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter Board. Harrilynn is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and continues to keep her law license active.
Sharon is responsible for all planning, development and construction activities for Pulama Lanai, including renovations, upgrades and new construction projects. She oversees Lanai Builders, Lanai Woodworkers and Rock & Concrete departments.
Prior to joining Pulama Lanai, Sharon served as Senior Vice President of Services and Strategic Development for Schnackel Engineers and Vice President and Hawaii Area Manager for Kiewit Building Group, both nationally recognized construction and engineering firms. She worked for the City & County of Honolulu as Deputy Director of Department of Transportation Services and spent several years as Director of Construction for General Growth Properties, managing construction projects in the Hawaii region including the Ala Moana Center expansion and several retail properties at Ward Centers.
Sharon received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers.
Garret directs and oversees all accounting and finance functions for Pulama Lanai. His team is responsible for the planning and reporting of all financial activities related to Pulama Lanai’s various projects.
Garret joined Pulama Lanai after working at SCI Solutions in Silicon Valley, where he served as Senior Vice President of Finance for over twelve years. He was also the Finance Director for Hualalai Development Company where he led both the finance and HR departments and has previously served as a Senior Manager for Deloitte.
Garrett is a CPA and received his B.S. in Business Administration from University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has also been a guest lecturer at Hawaii Pacific University on the subject of accounting.
Rodney oversees operations of Pulama Lanai’s hospitality brands: Lanai Estates, Island Club, Richard’s Market, Hale Keaka, Hotel Lanai, and Lanai City Bar & Grille. He works closely with each property’s team to maintain high levels of service and ensure all guests have a positive experience, whether they are dining, shopping, or relaxing.
Rodney has more than 35 years of experience in hospitality management spanning every major Hawaiian island, working for luxury resorts, short-term vacation rentals, and some of the most well-known hotel brands in the world. He built his career at the Hilton, traveling from California to Alaska to Oregon, before moving to Hawaii in 1993. Rodney spent more than a decade at Outrigger and Marriott properties, including JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, and served as Marriott’s area director of operations for North Asia, Hawaii and the South Pacific, overseeing 33 properties. He also served as the managing director for the luxury Mauna Lani resort on Hawaii Island. Most recently, he was vice president of Kauai Exclusive Management & Real Estate.
Rodney has served on several boards throughout his career, including the Hawaii Tourism and Lodging Association, the Island of Hawaii Visitor Bureau, Historic Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity.