Moksha Rain Kim


Moksha was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania. She moved to the West Coast in 2006 and lived in Portland, OR and San Jose, CA before settling in Honolulu, HI where she currently resides. Moksha has been a member of KAHI for 5 years and is currently serving as Co-President on the KAHI Board.

Charlie Teixeria


Charlie Teixeira was born in Seoul, raised in Michigan and Illinois, and has lived in New York, Paris and Seattle, before moving to Hawai'i in 2002 to work as a history teacher. She earned her master's degree in Korean studies from the University of Washington. She has done extensive interviews, alongside her mother, with adult adoptees and their American parents. Currently, she lives on the North Shore of O'ahu, and is co-owner of North Shore Embroidery - Route 99 Hawaii.

David Curre/김정섭


Dave Curre/김정섭 grew up in Rochester, NY. Lived in NYC and the Philippines for several years as part of his career. He moved to Hawaii in July 2015, and currently is the Director of Technology Operations at American Savings Bank. Has been a member of KAHI since Dec. 2015.

Aimee Dowd


Aimee Doud was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Rochester, NY. She resided in Rochester up until fall of 2014 when she relocated to Honolulu to join American Savings Bank, where she currently serves as a Corporate Trainer. Aimee has been a member of KAHI since fall of 2015.

Peter Savasta


Peter was born in Anyang, Korea and was raised in Queens in New York City. His first exposure to the Korean adoption community was as a counselor at Camp Mujigae in Albany, NY.  Peter was a founding member and former president of Also-Known-As, an organization for intercountry adoptees and members of the international adoption community in New York City. He was a KAHI founding member and currently lives in Honolulu and works as a web developer.

Krisha/명진 Myung Jin Andrews

Secretary & Member Outreach

Krisha/ 명진 Myung Jin (MJ) was born in Seoul, S.K. and grew up in Iowa. She has served a total of 13+ years in the Army with the last 5 years in the Reserves. Full-time she works as a cyber strategist consulting to the Department of Defense. She was a member of Adoption Links, DC for 5 years and joined KAHI after relocating to Honolulu in February.

Bok-Dong Yoon

Board Member

Bok-dong Yoon was born on April 7, 1952 in Busan, South Korea, and adopted through Catholic Social Serviices (now called Catholic Charities) in January, 1957. He is the eldest of 13 siblings of whom 8 are adopted (5 Lakota Indians, 1 Samoan sistah, and 1 brother from Incheon. Bok-dong moved to California in 1966, joined the Marine Corps in 1972 (during Vietnam War), and left in 1973 with a 'Disability Discharge Under Honorable Conditions' due to his becoming a  pacifist. He has since traveled to Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Cuba (to visit), and to Europe. In July 1989, he went to the Democratic Peoples Repulic of Korea, participating in the 1st International Peace And Reunification of Korea. He returned to Hawaii in late 1992 and has been involved with peace and Justice organizations supporting Hawaiian sovereignty, anti-war struggles.