|Cast & Crew
Lisa Altieri Sosa
Production Crew DVD Production
Chevan Cabuhat, Silayan Casino, Kristane Gaspar, Mary Rivera, Chanel Reeve, Aislyn Siangco, Vicki Williams
•Waianae High School Seariders
•Robert C. Stone
•Daniel Bernardoni, DBBC
•"An Untold Triumph"
Noel Izon &
•Domestic Violence Clearing House
•Kapiolani Women’s and Children’s Medical Center
•‘Olelo Community Television
•WISKID’S Production •Waipahu Intermediate School
•EMME, Inc. Archive
•Robert C. Stone
Big Island Crew
•Daryl W. Lee
•Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
•Hawaii State Archives
•Hawaii State Library
•Hawaii Sugar Planters Association
•Hawaii Plantation Village
•"Rice & Roses," Center for Labor Education and Research, University of Hawaii-West Oahu
Opening Sequence Dancers
On-location Make Up
•Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
•Filipino Community Center
•Hawaii Plantation Village
•Hilton Hawaiian Village
•Closed Caption Co.
Executive Producer, Emme Tomimbang
Emme Tomimbang is a veteran broadcaster in radio and television, with over 30 years of experience. A proud graduate of Farrington High School, she went on to Leeward Community College to obtain her Liberal Arts Degree and then to the University of Hawaii at Manoa for her Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education. Emme began her broadcasting career at KISA radio, and moved on to television at KITV 4 as a news reporter and news anchor. She then went on to KHON 2 doing “Island Style” features and anchoring the morning news. Her shows have aired on NBC and CBS, and are currently on the FOX Network.
Twelve years ago, Emme launched her own video and production company, Emme Tomimbang Multi-Media Enterprises Inc. or simply, EMME, Inc. She hosts and produces an one-hour television magazine series, “Emme’s Island Moments,” which features island people and aspects of island life on KHON 2. Segments of “Emme’s Island Moments” can also be seen on inflight programming on Hawaiian Airlines and Continental Airlines.
Her awards include a 2004 Filipinas Magazine National Communications Award, 2003 Hawaii Filipino Woman of the Year, 2002 Toastmasters Media Award. Her special on 9/11 “Hawaii To New York: The Aloha Spirit Lives,” was selected to be part of the Hawaii International Film Festival. In 2000, she received the Hawaii Women Lawyers President’s Award, a 1997 Telly Award, and a 1984 KITV Iris Award.
Assistant Producer, Lynne Waters
Lynne Waters is a well-known television personality and media consultant in the islands for over 25 years. She has produced documentaries and programs for PBS Hawaii and most commercial television stations in Hawaii.
A former news anchor for KITV and host of PBS’s long-running “DIALOG” interview program, she runs her own communications consulting firm, Lynne Waters Communications, providing public affairs advice, public policy support, and strategic communications needs along with conventional services such as advertising, marketing, public relations, political consulting and website development. She is a board member of the Hawaii State Judicial Conduct Commission, the Hawaii Arts Alliance, and Kick Start Karate. She is married to State Senator Clayton Hee.
Writer/Associate Producer, Pepi Nieva
Pepi Nieva is a writer, editor, and public relations and communications professional with more than 30 years of experience in Hawaii and the Philippines. She is the editor of the specialty publications, "Filipinos of Hawaii, the First 75 years," "Filipina," and the official "25 Years of Statehood" magazine. She has written for Hawaii Business and Honolulu magazines, Asia magazine (Hong Kong) and several travel and trade publications. Her experience includes corporate communications, advertising and public relations, issues and crisis management, public affairs, editorial and publication production, media relations, and marketing.
She has served on the boards of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Hawaii Community Foundation, Institute of Human Services, Temari (Center for Asian and Pacific Arts), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is also a founding member of the Filipino Association of University Women. Pepi is currently a Senior Communications Consultant at Hawaiian Electric Company.
Mabuhay with Aloha production crew with Emme.
(l to r) Standing: Kristane Gaspar, Chevan Cabuhat, Chanel Reeve
Front: Aislyn Siangco, Mary Rivera
Our outstanding production crew conducted research; collected, organized and scanned photogaphs; transcribed a lot of interviews and logged footage; labeled and kept track of tapes, collected b-roll; and helped out during editing sessions. They also sold T-shirts, created flyers, and kept EMME, Inc. running.
"Working on Mabuhay With Aloha: The Hawaii-Filipino Experience, 1906-2006 has been a wonderful experience for me," says Chanel Reeve. "It is an honor to have been part of something so monumental that has touched so many people in a positive way. Along the way, I learned a lot of interesting things that I hadn't known before about the history of Filipinos in Hawaii. This project has been a whirlwind for us at EMME, Inc. and I'm thankful for all who helped us complete it and so proud of everyone's hard work and dedication."