Our Team

Board of Directors

This program was created by volunteers in the local business community who are earnestly trying to find a way to revive our struggling economy. Founding members include:

Ben Ancheta
Inkinen Executive Search

Nāʻālehu Anthony
Pilina First

Jason Higa
FCH Enterprises
(Parent company of Zippy’s Restaurant)

Lynelle Marble
Hawaii Executive Collaborative

Rich Matsui
kWh Analytics

Rob Nobriga
Tradewind Group

Lori Teranishi

Kevin Yim
Zippy’s Restaurant


Denise Yamaguchi
Hawaii Agricultural Foundation and
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Meet Our Executive Director: Nicole Lim

As Executive Director of Movers and Shakas, Nicole Lim’s homecoming mirrors the path of many returning kamaʻāina. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Nicole moved to the continent for 20 years to attend college and build a career. She traveled the world as an analog nomad in the five years before the pandemic. Nicole is excited to return home to apply her experiences to build a more resilient Hawai‘i, spend more time with family and friends, and be near the ocean and malasadas.

Lim is a strategy consultant with more than 15 years of international experience in finance and technology. She previously worked as a senior manager in corporate strategy and global expansion for eBay in San Jose, Calif., and as a management consultant for L.E.K. Consulting in Los Angeles and Sydney. A graduate of Iolani School, Lim holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Nicole Lim