One of the original co-founders of Kona Blue Water Farms, Dale is committed to advancing the cause of responsible mariculture as a marine conservation tool. Dale has 40 years of experience in both wild fisheries biology and aquaculture, working with organisms ranging from microalgae to pearl oysters, and of course, marine finfish. Dale now applies his vast experience in providing guidance for Kampachi Farms' various research efforts.



Lisa earned a BSc in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. After a freshwater start to her career around the lakes and rivers of Ontario, Lisa moved to the islands where she quickly found herself at home in the saltwater and joined us at Kampachi Farms.



Lucie has lived in Hawaii since 1995, and is an accomplished small business administrator. She keeps Kampachi Farms on the straight-and-narrow; a one-woman H.R. Department, accounts office, and office manager.  Lucie has a B.A. in Business and Economics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Daren Garriques
Research Technician

Originally from Ecuador, Daren has been living and working in Hawaii for the past 14 years. He obtained his BA in Marine Science and MS in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science from UH-Hilo and has extensive aquaculture experience with bivalves, crustaceans, finfish and microalgae. 

Helen Meigs
Research Technician

After several years working in passive ecological monitoring, Helen was driven to find more direct means of ocean resource conservation.  This led to a Master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, focusing on new species for aquaculture.  She believes marine resource production should complement conservation goals, and is excited to be a part of the like-minded team at Kampachi Farms.

JulieN Stevens
Research Technician

The newest member of the research team, Julien is passionate about the marine environment and is dedicated to contributing to the growth of Kampachi Farms and responsible mariculture. Julien has a broad range of professional experience in education, research, and business development and has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Aquaculture from the University of Stirling, Scotland, and a B.A in Biology from the University of Hawaii-Hilo.