Born and raised in Hawaii, Chelsie leads Blue Planet’s major gifts program, grant funding efforts, and signature events. Specializing in donor relations, she leads her peers by fostering Blue Planet’s Young Professional Ambassador Board, a group for young professionals in Honolulu who volunteer their time and support our mission through fundraising efforts. When she’s not busy saving the planet, she donates her time and passion to the Women’s Fund of Hawaii, serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter, and is a member of Women in Renewable Energy, and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Young Professionals Program.
With a background in Theatre and Performing Arts from the American and Musical Dramatic Academy, a conservatory college in New York City, Chelsie has a diverse résumé, with experience in retail management, commercial real estate, and marketing. She continues to engage in her love of the arts through hula with Ka Pā Hula O Kauanoe O Waʻahila.
Chelsie’s guilty pleasure is drinking boba milk teas—she’d have the sugary, delicious, chewy treats every day if she could.
“Hawaii is the most beautiful place on the planet and I want to work hard to make sure everyone can enjoy its beauty for years to come. Plus, I want my future kids to think I was a “cool mom” for helping Hawaii reach 100% clean energy!”