Meet our Team

We are pleased to announce our 2018 team members.

Team Bios  Board of Directors

   Lindsay Reva-McNicol


Born in San Diego, California, Lindsay has the opportunity to travel to Tahiti, her mother's homeland. This experience opened a whole new world for her - she learned a great deal about the Tahitian culture, the dance, the music, the food and especially the people.

Lindsay won the title of Miss Pacific Islander 2009 of San Diego and Miss Charity. She also competed in Heiva I Tahiti under Coco Tirao.

Lindsay founded Reva Tahiti Productions and Heiva San Diego in 2010, an organization whose purpose is to share the cultures and traditions of Tahiti and South Pacific islands with the United States; she serves as its Founder and CEO and is also the Executive Director of Alliance Francaise San Diego, a French cultural and language center.

Lindsay has danced with Healii's Polynesian Revue, Ahutoru Nui, Nonosina, and Te Rahiti Nui. She has become a driving force in the Tahitian entertainment for local and international audiences. As Founder of Reva Tahiti Productions and producer of the Miss Heiva San Diego USA® Pageants, Lindsay oversees all business transactions and is responsible for the production of the live show each year and the search for the next Tahiti Ambassador!

She looks forward to future memorable celebrations where her Pacific Islander Community can proudly share their unique cultures and the children may also experience a sense of pride in their roots.



Maeva Tarahu-McNicol







Ia Orana,
My name is Maeva, and I am a proud advisor for Reva Tahiti Productions.
Driven by the desire to help people to discover my beloved homeland, Tahiti and Her Isles, I founded Maeva Tours in 1997. Taking you to Tahiti and Her Isles has always been our passion!
Throughout the years, we have accrued a detailed knowledge and extensive experience in Pacific travel, successfully planning itineraries throughout the South Pacific, to such exotic destinations as Easter Island, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Hawaii.
Bringing Tahiti to San Diego, its culture and traditions, for a weekend provides an exciting and unique opportunity for our Polynesian community. I could not be more proud of my daughter Lindsay Reva, whose excellent professional and organizational skills are quickly making the 2017 Heiva San Diego a reality.


     Rosalina Perez-Serag

Vice President
My name is Rosalina Serag, I was born and raised here in San Diego, Ca. I have been dancing in the Polynesian culture for 16 years. I dance with Pride Polynesia and have come to love everything about the culture and traditions which led me to work with Heiva San Diego for many years as a volunteer first, then as secretary, and now as Vice President. I am very honored to be working with Heiva San Diego and to help hold up the Tahitian culture and traditions to preserve its history and future.


     Poeiti Bordes

Ia Orana,
My name is Poeiti. I was born and raised in Tahiti. I have been living in California for three years, and I recently moved to San Diego. I am also a dancer, and I play the ukulele.  I am proud to be the new secretary of the Heiva San Diego this year.  It is a great honor for me to have the opportunity to be part of an event that not only represents and promotes the beautiful Tahitian culture but that also has the purpose of educating people a little bit more about its history and traditions. I am beyond excited for this unique and incredible adventure.

     Jude Pascua

Finances Vice Chairperson

Fay Meitz - Raffle
Bryan McNicol - Merchandise
Karen Kramer - Tabulations
Beth Draisey - Finance



Anna Andrade

Vice Chairperson

Anna is a native San Diegan who is an islander at heart.  She and her family have been dancing with Motu Nehenehe Polynesian Dancers for 11 years.  Over the years her and her family have participated and volunteered for many cultural events within the community.  Her family volunteered for Heiva San Diego in 2012 and haven’t looked back.  Shortly after Anna came on board, she was promoted to Vice Chair of Operations.  Her daughter, Amaya, runs the backstage; her husband Randy helps with Security; and her youngest, Lei, assists with the Volunteer Department.  With her operational experience, her respect and appreciation of the dance and music, and overall love of the island cultures, she is honored to be part of the Heiva San Diego team.

Anna Andrade - Vendors USA
Jennifer Hinanui Longine - Vendors Tahiti
Randy McNicol - Decorations
Rob Wood - Decorations

Arlene Sablan
- Volunteers
OPEN - Concessions

Maeva Tarahu-McNicol
Marketing Vice Chairperson

Faye Meitz - Ori Recruitment
Maeva McNicol - International Ori Recruitment

Angelea Iafornio  - Communications
Michael Lagman - Photography & IT
Corinne Bagnol -


Jane Cabuco

Vice Chairperson

A dancer for Motu Nehenehe Polynesian Dancers for 24 years, as well as Assistant to the Director and Assistant Dance Instructor, Jane fully understands all the aspects of the show program, staging, timing and back stage responsibilities. With this experience, Jane is honored to be part of the Heiva San Diego Team along with her boys Jae and Jaece who are also dancers and are also excited to volunteer and help with such a spectacular event.

Gennison Desoto - Pre-Registration
Aimee Cebreros - Pageantry

   Jennifer Hinanui Longine
Sponsorship Tahiti Vice Chairperson

I was born in Tahiti and grew up with my culture that our parents have inculcated to us inevitably we follow the traditions and immerse ourselves in our cultural activities this is just life in the islands. Traditions continue !
I get specialized in wedding organization. As wedding planner in Tahiti it’s a great enthousiasm for me to work with the Heiva San Diego team to promote our Polynesian culture. I am proud to be a force in this event which will grow every year. Long life to the Heiva San Diego.

Yvette Tapea - Culture Vice Chair
Benedict Rival - Secretary
Nana Harris - Children's Village
Vanaa Teriitehau - Entertainment and Hospitality
OPEN - Workshops, Sashes & Crowns

Randy McNicol - Legal


Website by Bryson Kim

Team Advisors

Salani Faiivae Harrison

Salani Faiivae Harrison has been active in the San Diego community for many years. She is a leader and familiar face and name to Pacific Islanders. She continues to volunteer her time in making a difference for the Pacific Islander Community and the area at large. Salani is of Samoan descent but has made San Diego her home for almost her entire life. She is happily retired from the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, and is proud and honored to serve as an Advisor to Heiva San Diego.     

Vanaa Teriitehau







Culture, traditions, customs specify the nobility of our Tahitian dance (‘Ori Tahiti), arts and handcrafts (Rima’i), traditional sports (Tu’aro Mā’ohi, our language (Reo), music (Pehe), songs (Himene), legends (‘A’ai) but also our Tahitian cuisine (Ma’a Tahiti). Each of us has at least practiced these activities in our lives this is a memorable experience that we withheld and being called to pass on to the future generation. The Heiva San Diego is an authentic yearly celebration we, Maeva, Lindsay, Randy, Bryan, Anthony Tirao and others have been the founders of this prestigious event for which is my pride today and be always thankful to those who are still helping the Heiva San Diego comittee. In my youth I firstly danced in the neighborhoods of Faa'a and later on the sand scene of Taraho'i and Vaiete. Years later I had an interest and passion for writing themes and songs as well as incantations through Oratory art such as : pehepehe, paripari fenua, fa'ateni,

fa 'atara ... to the benefit of some dance groups competing to the Heiva I Tahiti and festivals. This passion grows and encourages me to go further in my writings so that I am often solicited to be as Jury Member for orchestral, poetry and « orero » contests. I became one of the founding members of the Association Tama No Outuaraia of Faa'a City which is in partnership with the City Hall of Faa'a. Hauhiva Faa’a is our dance group and I am the main organizer of our cultural trips and author of themes as well as Orero and songs for ‘aparima.

My word : "It is with a cultural soul that I want to provide  my knowledge to our youth so that it will be perpetuated."

Long live to the Heiva San Diego!