Welcome to Keala Pono Archaeological Consulting, LLC! Keala Pono is a cultural resource management company specializing in archaeological inventory survey, construction monitoring, data recovery, cultural impact assessments, ethno-historical studies, and Section 106 compliance.
In the Hawaiian language, "ke ala pono" literally translates to "the path to righteousness," or colloquially to "do the right thing." Our company prides itself in its ethical, culturally sensitive approach and high standards of scientific archaeological research, done right the first time.
Keala Pono is a small business, minority-owned business, and women's-owned business that is locally owned and operated by Windy Keala McElroy, PhD.
Dr. McElroy was born and raised in Hawai'i and recieved her BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She has extensive experience in archaeological fieldwork, laboratory work, and report writing. Dr. McElroy has a strong personal interest in the preservation and long-term stewardship of cultural resources, and emphasizes community outreach and training.