Kelley Lacks - School Director
Carrie Broughton - Finance Director
Carrie is in her 17th year working at MWS. Not only is she an employee, but she has had both of her girls, Haley and Alia, go through MWS pre-k through grade 8.
Her family moved to the Big Island in 2005 and landed in Pahoa where they lived for 12 years. Four years ago, they built a house in Hilo and now enjoy living on the Hamakua Coast.
Having lived close to the ocean her whole life, this is what I value most about living in Hawaii.
She credits MWS to the reason her family enjoys such enriching, deep friendships. Both for herself and her husband, Hugh, as well as her children.
Patrice Kirk - Administrative Specialist
Glady Goins - Kinderhale Assistant
Isabella Edwards - Kinderhale Assistant
Patricia - Kinderhale Assistant
Gladys - Kinderhale Assistant
Michael Arquette - Facilities Manager
Marcus Lage - Kitchen Manager
Although born and raised in California, Marcus has an ancestral connection to Hawaii. The Lage Ohana left California behind and moved to Maui in 2014, then to Hawai’i island in 2019. Marcus enjoys farming, fishing, teaching, cooking, learning, really all adventures from mauna to makai.
Married to Erin Lage, they have three Keiki: Alohilani, Lei’onaona and Keli’inui; Alohilani is an 8th grade 2021 graduate from MWS. The Lage ohana operates their homestead in Orchidland with goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, and dogs. They have hopes of starting a non-profit organization to help low-income families and individuals with financial planning and teaching how to grow and cook healthy, nutritious meals.
Marcus is the current kitchen manager at Malamalama Waldorf School. He is also working as a farm consultant for J&D Farm in Volcano, as a personal chef for hire, and is managing and opening Scicchitano Pizzeria in Hilo. Working in the foodservice industry since age 15, Marcus has honed his skills while working as a barista, cook, butcher, trainer, sous chef, executive sous chef, and executive chef.
A graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu, Lage also attended Kapiolani Community College for their culinary program and Saddleback Community College for Horticulture and Landscape Design. Most notably, Lage has held chef titles at Hula Hulas, Sansei, Tommy Bahama, and Roy’s.
Lage enjoys all aspects of food, including washing dishes. He is classically trained in French cuisine but the majority of his experience is in Hawaiian fusion, Asian fusion, and Contemporary American cuisine. As a chef, his cuisine has been heavily influenced by the farm-to-table movement. Recently, with his introductions to school food service, he has shifted interests toward the farm-to-school network.
His life goal, through food, is to bring communities together, gap social bridges and connect ethnicities.
Debbie Ferreira - Cook