Impact Hub Honolulu is a coworking, office, community, and event space that creates sustainable impact through collaboration and community empowerment.
George Yarbrough is an entrepreneur dedicated to Impact Hub Honolulu and Laulea Engineering. Both companies strive to make a better Hawaii. His responsibilities for both include operations, marketing, strategic business development, network and business development, and getting done what needs to be done. His mission for Impact Hub Honolulu is to create a safe place where innovation, collaboration, and growth can happen for all sectors.
George’s mission for Laulea Engineering is excel the level in which Hawaii treats and disposes its wastewater. His past professional experience is tied to the public health sector. First, he was with Operation Smile, a global charity that gives free surgeries to those who suffer with cleft lip and cleft palates. George started as a global coordinator and then moved into managing the Africa and Middle East programs. He then moved into the medical team response research field working with the US Department of Defense Center at the Center for Excellence. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a focus on economic geography and a minor in economics.
Nam has been in technology for 38 years starting with his first computer: a Commodore VIC-20 with an audio cassette data drive. Nam is the founder of ShakaNet, a guest Internet service provider for most of the major airports and many hotels in Hawaii. While traveling the world with his family for 15 months, he utilized many coworking spaces and recognized the need for such spaces, with amazing Internet, in Hawaii. He returned looking for a coworking space to get involved with and became Impact Hub Honolulu’s first angel investor. An entrepreneur at heart, Nam is passionate about helping other impact makers succeed. Nam is also a real estate investor.
Community Director, Co-founder
Anne is an educator, state teacher fellow, and columnist passionate about creating and sustaining impactful communities. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the Native Alliance Initiative for Teach for America nationally and taught elementary school in Waianae for four years upon moving to Hawaii. Prior to education, Anne was an executive recruiter for Fortune 250 companies, and a corporate recruiter in the online media space in Los Angeles. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Anne holds dual degrees in Economics and Philosophy.
Andrea is a marketing and media professional focused on mission-driven businesses. Andrea has been a member at Impact Hub since we started as the ProtoHub four years ago, and has been a full-time member and host since Hub opened the doors in August 2017. As Head Host, Andrea works to support both members and community. She works on social media, event planning and management, and member engagement.