Jeffrey Lapinad was born and raised on the windward side of O‘ahu. Jeff attended Windward Community College before transferring to Kapiolani Community College to pursue a career in the Culinary Arts. With a wide variety of work experience ranging from customer service to merchandising, Jeff found his niche as a Field Inspector, providing fiber optic communications to Hawaiian Homelands across the state, and this is where his interest in archaeology began. He has worked on various archaeological projects on Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Maui, and Hawai'i Island. When Jeff isn't working, he is deep sea fishing or developing new fishing lures in his workshop.