Kumu Kalena teaches Polynesian dance and culture. She is also the director and founder for the West Valley Island Cultural Festival.
Kalena has conducted beaded embroidery and knitwear seminars and workshops at local colleges, adult education centers, and at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina.
Kumu Kalena has also organized Polynesian dance seminars and luaus.
She is an accomplish knitwear designer. Kalena's designs has appeared in national magazines.
Kalena is also known as a marketing genius, writing press releases that gets attention in print and online media.