ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

legacy website project acknowledgements

Ariyoshi, Rita 

A Honolulu-based writer and publisher who has worked on various PCC projects over the years. (Her husband, Jim Ariyoshi, also contributed photos to her projects. 

In addition to Uncle David Hannemann, many others have helped preserve the history of the Polynesian Cultural Center. Unfortunately, at this point it’s impossible to list them all. Even so, with apologies to those inadvertently left off, a BIG MAHALO goes to: 

Baldridge, Prof. Kenneth 

A retired BYU–Hawaii history professor who launched and helped conduct numerous oral history interviews of PCC people. 

Barney, Ralph 

A retired BYU professor of communications who co-served as the PCC’s first public relations manager while also teaching at the Church College of Hawaii. 

Barrus, Elder Wally 

A retired BYU photography professor who served as a senior photography missionary at BYU–Hawaii and the PCC. 

Bopp, Gailyn 

A BYU–Hawaii Archivist (all of whom have supported collecting historical PCC materials). 

Britsch, Elder R. Lanier 

BYU history and Asian studies professor emeritus, and a retired administrator (at both BYU and BYU–Hawaii), historical author, young Latter-day Saint missionary in Hawaii, and former senior PCC historical missionary. 

Brown, Harry 

PCC videographer 

Bullough, Joshua 

Church History Department, Enhanced Processing Team Lead & Senior Records Manager who has assisted with the PCC archives collection. 

Casey, Seth 

PCC marketing manager who oversees the creation of Legacy 

Chang, Joe 

PCC videographer and theater manager (with family ties to Laie). 

Cummings, David W. 

A labor missionary who wrote one of the PCC’s first informational booklets: Polynesia in a Day (1966). 

Foley, Mike 

A retired PCC marketing communications executive, photographer, editor, videographer and digital media specialist who has made intermittent contributions to the PCC archives since the early 1970s. He serves as the Legacy project’s contracted content editor. 

Gay, Mary

A skilled amateur photographer and wife of F. William Gay, one of the longest-serving members of the PCC board of directors in the earliest years. 

Gubler, Greg 

A former BYU–Hawaii Archivist (all of whom have supported collecting historical PCC materials). 

Hadderlie, Brooks 

A former BYU–Hawaii Archivist (all of whom have supported collecting historical PCC materials). 

Haverly, Keali’i

Former PCC director of marketing who was instrumental in launching the PCC archives digital collection and integration into the Church History Library projects. (He is currently Director of PCC Physical Facilities.) 

Jones, Nina

A PCC staff member who works on the PCC Blog and other historical projects. 

Kamauoha, Spencer 

A skilled photographer who operated the Photo Polynesia concession at PCC for decades and contributed numerous historical images. 

Kara, Frank 

The PCC’s first known director of advertising as well as a skilled photographer and graphic artist. 

Kester, Matthew 

A BYU–Hawaii Archivist (all of whom have supported collecting historical PCC materials). 

Lambert, Leeann 

Faculty advisor to the BYU–Hawaii news publication, Ke Alaka’i, whose editors, photographers, and reporters have consistently “covered” the Center since its inception. 

Lee, Mark Holladay 

A freelance photographer who has contributed significantly to the PCC’s advertising and public relations providers. 

Long, Sister Sue Ann 

A freelance photographer who has contributed significantly to the PCC’s advertising and public relations providers. 

Millham, Earl 

A part-time photographer who worked for the Center in the early 1980s. 

Miller, Dwight 

A retired BYU–Hawaii photography professor who contributed to the archives. 

O’Brien, Robert 

The PCC commissioned former Readers’ Digest editor O’Brien to write a commercial souvenir book in the early 1980s. 

Rodgers, David 

A former PCC newsletter editor (and son of PCC President Ralph G. Rodgers Jr.) 

Safsten, Ron 

The BYU–Hawaii advisor to Ke Alaka’i newspaper, photographer and graphic artist, who also contributed to PCC archives in the 1970s and ’80s. 

Schwenke, Reg 

A former PCC newsletter editor and vice president of communications who made numerous contributions. 

Smith, Gary 

A PCC alumnus, skilled videographer and editor who produced numerous PCC video projects. 

Willes, Laura Fayone 

The author who wrote “Miracle in the Pacific” for the PCC’s 50th anniversary, the most recently commercially published book on the Polynesian Cultural Center. 

Wineera, Vernice 

A former PCC newsletter editor and vice president, skilled writer and photographer who contributed numerous articles and images to the archives. 

Workman, Eric 

PCC executive vice president and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) who “greenlighted” the Legacy project and oversees it. 

Wright, Sister Susane 

A former senior missionary who helped organize David Hannemann’s historical files. 

Young, Elder Larry 

A skilled photographer who contributed to the Archives as a former senior missionary. 

Please help us update this list by emailing legacy@polynesia.com of acknowledgments if yours or someone whose name you know should be added to it

MAHALO!