(Leigh) Delphina Dorrance

Delphina Dorrance


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Bennett Dorrance

Bennett Dorrance

Bennett was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Princeton University in 1993, attended Naropa Institute and practiced the healing art of Jin Shin in Colorado for four years. 

In 1998, he moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, where he co-founded Kohala Institute (formerly New Moon Foundation) and Touching the Earth farm. He has since co-founded the Kohala Village HUB and the Blue Dragon Restaurant, and co-owns Heartwood Institute in Northern Califormia. All of these organizations seek to improve humanity’s impact on the world through value-based, sustainable practices that function to improve our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world we live in. 

Bennett is also actively involved with the Dorrance Family Foundation and Enterprises in Arizona. His greatest joy is being a father to his three kids: Orion, Jax and Aurora.

Anne Strawbridge

Anne Strawbridge resides in Kohala, where she is Co owner and creator of a 20 acre farm.  “Pa Ka Makani Farm” is committed to the transformation of the Whole Food Systems by using agricultural practices that are sustainable, revitalizing, balanced and harmonious.  She has an interest inho ticulture, and ecology, and has a passion for supporting educational programs and projects that create environmental sustainability, food production, and provide for a better way of life.

In the Philadelphia area, she helped establish summer youth programs benefiting city youth-at-risk through a community garden project titled “Back to Roots”

Internationally, she has supported the building of a school for the education and caring of children in a remote impoverished area of South Africa.  She has supported outreach programs that provide food for emergency kitchens, shelters, daycare centers and senior centers.

Anne is the Executive producer of a coming of age education program: “From Bud to Flower”, a Menarche Kit for young girls.  She enjoys creating programs for youth that empower and provide for self-discovery.

As a new member of the Kohala community, Anne is looking forward to applying her skills and passions towards developing programs that will inspire models of sustainability and conscious healthy living.

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