About Us

Ola Design Group is a collective of āina minded professionals with distinct business entities, which allows us to be agile collaborators on a wide array of design projects.

Our Mission:

To enhance local self-reliance throughout the Hawaiian Islands, while restoring the health of both humans and ecosystems.

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Meet Our Team

Zach Mermel, B.S., M.A.

Founder, Design Director


Brad Kurokawa, ASLA, LEED AP

Registered Landscape Architect


Gabriel Howearth, BLA, MLA

Master Horticulturalist & Permaculturist


Jana Bogs, Ph.D.

Soil Scientist, Horticulturist, & Nutritionist


Jason Fox

Founder, Vetiver Farms Hawai'i, Landscape Contractor License C-33895


Brian Burke, P.E.

Civil Engineer (license PE-14900)

Andrew Jones

International Development Specialist


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