Meet

The board

Lending

Expertise and wisdom

MATT NEAL, PRESIDENT

MATT NEAL, PRESIDENT

Matt moved to Hawai‘i from Oregon in 1999 and has worked in the Environmental Consulting-Engineering Industry for over 15 years. He is currently a Senior Environmental Scientist/Associate at Element Environmental, LLC. Matt first became involved with Re-use Hawai‘i in 2007 when the organization deconstructed his house in Palolo Valley, salvaging many materials to be used in the new house construction on the same lot. As well as being a dedicated customer and patron of Re-use Hawai‘i, Matt has served as Board President since 2008. Matt lives in Kaimuki with his wife, Mira, and their 3 children.

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett, Secretary

Chris Bennett is Hawaii Manager and General Counsel for Riggs Distributing, Inc. - an independent distributor of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. A graduate of Punahou School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the William S. Richardson School of Law, Chris has served on the Palolo Neighborhood Board, and was a member of the Pacific Century Fellows class of 2009. Chris resides in Nuuanu with his wife, Katie, and their three children.

Casey Ching

Casey Ching, Treasurer

Casey Ching is Vice President of Corporate Properties for Servco Pacific Inc., one of the largest private companies based in Hawaii. In his role, Casey is primarily focused on developing and executing strategy for Servco's real estate holdings in Hawaii, the U.S., and Australia. Prior to joining Servco, Casey was a senior asset manager with Kamehameha Schools endowment group, responsible for a $300 million commercial real estate portfolio. His background also includes tenure with Stanford Carr Development as acquisitions and project manager, and with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior consultant. Casey is a former Certified Public Accountant.

Casey joined the Shidler Alumni Association Board in 2009. He also currently sits on the Executive Committee for the Urban Land Institute - Young Leaders, and board of directors for Reuse Hawaii, and Reach The Runway. Previously, Casey served as a coach for the UH Business Plan Competition, a committee member for the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation, and was a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers.

Born in Honolulu, Casey is a graduate of Punahou School. His academic career includes an MBA from the Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa, and a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, in Business Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Nate Smith

Nate Smith

Nate Smith Studio LLC has been managing the design and construction of high-end residential, institutional and hospitality developments throughout Hawai‘i and the United States since 1999. Raised in Hawai‘i, a graduate of Punahou School, Mr. Smith also holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Hawai‘i and a bachelor's degree in urban planning from UC San Diego.

He currently serves as a board member with the Nature Conservancy, The McInerny Foundation, The Gift Foundation of Hawai‘i, Re-use Hawai‘i, Ahahui Koa Anuenue (UH) and is a founder of Art Explorium (a non-profit art studio in Kaimuki for children that utilizes recycled materials for art projects). Nate resides in Kahala with his wife Heather and two sons.

Lynne Johnson

Lynne Johnson

Since 1993, Lynne and her husband have been designing and building environmentally sustainable custom homes on the North Shore, including a LEED platinum residential home. She is passionate about incorporating salvaged material into projects, and is a long time supporter of Re-use Hawai‘i. She and her husband have two grown children, and live on the North Shore.

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan is an architect interested in sustainable living and design. He lives in Manoa Valley and is married with 3 grown kids and 3 grandchildren.

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