Team Bios Board of
Born in San
Diego, California, Lindsay has the opportunity to
travel to Tahiti every year, 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 people. She
realized how lucky and proud she was to be Tahitian.
Lindsay is presently studying Aviation Sciences at Mt. San Antonio College in Orange County, California, and is pursuing a career as an Air Traffic Controller. Lindsay won the title of Miss Pacific Islander 2009 of San Diego and Miss Charity. She represented Tahiti and earned a scholarship.
Lindsay founded Reva Tahiti Productions and Heiva San Diego in 2011, 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 President.
Lindsay has an incredible passion for her Tahitian dancing, music and culture since she was six years old. In addition to Tahitian dancing, Lindsay has studied and practiced other forms of world dance, such as Jazz, Hula, Maori, Fijian, to name a few. Her diverse background has given Lindsay the gift to share her cultural wisdom to others. She has become a driving force in the Tahitian entertainment for local and international audiences. As president 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 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 which we are as a people.
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.
Yvette Del Rosario - Secretary
Fay Meitz and Virginia Thomas - Raffle
Bryan McNicol - Merchandise
Donna Merghart - Tabulations
Beth Draisey - Finance
Operations Vice Chairperson
Anna has been a member of Motu Nehenehe Polynesian Dancers for many years along with her family. Anna has regularly served as Stage Mom to the Tamari’i group and has also served as a backstage volunteer in various roles in the Program Department for the E Hula Mau Hula Competition in Long Beach, CA for many years. With her experience and love of all island cultures, she is thrilled to be a part of the Heiva San Diego team.
OPERATIONS TEAM MEMBERS
Anna Andrade - Vendors USA
Jennifer Hinanui Longine - Vendors Tahiti
Randy McNicol - Decorations
Rob Wood - Decorations
Arlene Sablan - Volunteers
OPEN - Concessions
Marketing Vice Chairperson
MARKETING TEAM MEMBERS
Faye Meitz - Ori Recruitment
Maeva McNicol - International Ori Recruitment
OPEN - Communications
Heldon Reuney - Graphic Arts
Michael Lagman - Photography & IT
Angelea Iafornio - Hospitality
Programs 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.
PROGRAM TEAM MEMBERS
Gennison Desoto - Pre-Registration
Victoria Payne - Pageantry
Jennifer Hinanui Longine
Sponsorship Tahiti Vice Chairperson
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
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.
CULTURE TEAM MEMBERS
Yvette Tapea - Culture Vice Chair
Nana Harris - Children's Village
Vanaa Teriitehau - Entertainment. Hospitality, Sashes & Crowns
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS
Randy McNicol - Legal
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