Blaine Kamalani Kia, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, with an education profile in music, business and Hawaiian culture. Mr. Kia owns and operates a Hawaiian Consulting and Entertainment Company known as KIA Enterprises LLC and founded a non-profit organization known as the LAUAKEA Foundation with credentials spanning thirty(+) years in the business. Mr. Kia is also a practicing kahu (Hawaiian spiritual leader) and takes on this responsibility performing Hawaiian blessings and protocols widely accepted by both private and public industries. As an accomplished Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher), kumu Kia retains 14 hula halau (schools of hula) organizations across 5 countries. Mr. Kia is also an accomplished screen actor with several major motion pictures and television series to his credit. His current body of work includes services as a Hawaiian consultant on many motion picture films, TV series and national commercials, such as the current Hawaii Five-0 and the recent Princess Ka’iulani Film. Mr. Kia is also a well-known entertainer, singer/musician with 6 CD releases and a producer of Hawaiian entertainment holding several prominent state-wide awards , such as the “Keep It Hawaii” awards. In 2013, Hawaii’s Blaine Kamalani Kia received the prestigious ELLISON S. ONIZUKA memorial award from the National Education Association of America (NEA) and the Human & Civil Rights of America (HCR), in Atlanta, GA, for his achievements in the Asian/Pacific Minority category of credited accomplishments in the cultural arts. Recently, KIA won the AIO Hotel Lodging & Tourism Awards in Hawaiian Cultural Advisor for 2018 – Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza/Outrigger Resorts.