Staff Bio’s


Alfred Meza: I recently joined the Ka Lā news team. Iʻd like to take moment to introduce myself. Iʻm 29 y/o and a veteran of eight years in the United States Army. I served as a 68W combat medic. My duties included Unit Prevention Leader (Drug Testing and Prevention); Team Leader for Combat Medic Platoons; Lead instructor for Combat Life Saver (Medical Trauma Care Under Fire) for six years; Lead and only Medic in for first boots on ground in Operation Tomodachi (Japan Tsunami); and was on the Bell County Fire Volunteer Fire Department for one year. I am a Master Scuba Instructor, and currently pursuing my degree in Fire Science here at HonCC. 

My goals here at Ka Lā are yet to be determined as I am not a journalism student. I hope to, in the upcoming months, learn the newsroom responsibilities and standard operating procedures to help the Ka Lā paper and its staff.

Larry L Medina is a graduate of HonCC with a degree in Human Services, and is currently working on degree #2 in Social Work. He pays his bills by being employed as a counselor for a drug rehab center. He currently lives in Mililani, pretending to be middle-class.

Michael Leidemann