Manuwai Peters comes to Keala Pono with many years of experience in Hawaiian language education on Moloka‘i. He was a part time lecturer at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Mānoa, Instructor at Kapiʻolani Community College and lecturer at MCC- Molokai Education Center. Manuwai was involved in archaeological issues beginning with the controversial H-3 impact on the Luluku and Halawa complexes on Oʻahu and was part of the team that conducted research in Wailau, Moloka‘i with Dr. McElroy. He holds a MA degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and received a Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California in 2017. He is currently a Hawaiian language immersion teacher at Moloka‘i High School.