Kapahikaua " “Kapa”" Haskell was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Castle High School, and has since taken up construction, tree trimming, youth counseling, and driver education. He is an avid diver and loves to take his family to Kualoa Beach Park to instill his love of the ocean in his children. Kapa took an interest in woodworking as a young boy when he watched his grandfather turn different sizes of 'umeke bowls. He was intrigued with the process of taking a raw piece of wood and turning it into a beautiful vessel. The history behind it gave him a sacred bond with his grandfather and their ancestors as this was a part of his culture that has been passed from generation to generation. Since then, his love and skills in woodturning have expanded towards translucent bowls, vases, and poi pounders. In 2008, Kapa entered the Hawaii Wood Show and walked away with first place and honorable mention in the novice division. He is very proud of his work and happy to share his love of wood with others.