Parker School is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members, John Roth and Carolyn Stewart, who joined its board of directors in July.
Roth is an attorney with the Robert W. Hastings law firm in Waimea, and currently serves as president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association and was president of the Rotary Club of North Hawaii (2011-2012). He also is an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law where he co-teaches a course on estate planning and he recently taught a business law course at the University of Hawaii Hilo. He frequently speaks at seminars for lawyers and other professionals on the topics of estate planning and probate administration, and recently co-authored the Hawai`i law section of a publication for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Stewart has lived in Hawaii since 1990 and in Waimea since 1996. Her son Jesse Tarnas is a 2012 graduate of Parker School and daughter Maia Tarnas is in 10th grade at Parker. With over 20 years of experience working in coastal and marine resources management, emphasizing polluted runoff control and watershed management, Stewart is a principal consultant with Marine and Coastal Solutions International, Inc., a Hawaii-based environmental resources management planning firm. She also works for an independent college counseling company based in Waimea with clients around the world. She is actively involved in several organizations focused on the betterment of the community and environment.
Parker School Board of Directors Chair Vaughan Winborne said, “We are thankful that John Roth and Carolyn Stewart have joined the Parker School Board. With Carolyn and John our board is better suited than ever to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Each of them, along with the existing board, will help move the Parker School children and our community toward fulfilling their potential. We are grateful to each of the board members for generously giving of their time, talent and treasure for the benefit of our 'ohana.”