About Shipman


Peggy Farias

Peggy Farias

    • Great-great-granddaughter of William and Mary Shipman
    • Joined company in 2014
    • Education – BA Harvard University, MS University of Hawaii at Hilo
    • Goal Statement – Perpetuate the legacy of William and Mary Shipman by maintaining long term financial health through policies and projects that benefit our company, our shareholders, and our communit

Haidee Abe

  • Joined company in 2018

Oliver English

Oliver English
Director of Agricultural Operations

  • Responsibilities – Oversees day-to-day operation of the agriculture department.  Manages Agriculture department staff and coordinates with administrative staff.  Maximizes utilization effectiveness and rom land allocated to department and develops and executes strategies to make company’s management of agricultural lands the best in the state.
  • Board member since 2004
  • Great-great-grandson of William and Mary Shipman

Kimo Lee

Kimo Lee
Director of Development

  • Responsibilities – Manage, maintain, and operate company properties, and create plans to meet corporate financial, cultural and social objectives.
  • Joined company in 2005
  • Working with W.H. Shipman, Ltd. has brought an understanding of the importance and priority of maintaining W.H. Shipman Ltd.’s relationship with the community that it has fostered for over 100 years and several generations above the priority of economic gain.

Randy Akao

Randy Akao
Agricultural Manager

  • Responsibilities – Field work that includes inspections of the following: Licensee process, common area roads, gates and locks.  Catalog lands with GPS, assist with budget preparation.  Represent the company in public meetings and forums, assist in security where needed, help with special projects, and work with the Director of Development to ensure that we are in compliance with government laws.  Provide excellent service to customers.
  • Goal Statement – Try to do the best job possible within the agriculture team and with the tools and resources available to be good stewards of the Ag Lands entrusted to the WHS company.

Dee Joaquin

Dee Joaquin
Sr. Operations Manager

  • Responsibilities – Administers employee benefits, payroll and leasing programs. Manages accounts receivable and accounts payable. Coordinates corporate and office calendars and schedules. Supervises Janitor and Office Workers.
  • Joined company in 2002
  • USAF – Radio Relay Communications, UH Hilo – real estate and human resources


Cassie Houchin - Administrative Assistant

(Photo coming soon!)

  • Responsibilities – Receptionist, General Clerical, Ag Team Support, Special Events
  • Joined company in 2021

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