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Hawaii Speed and Quickness staff


Hawaii Speed and Quickness has a very experienced senior staff with years of youth programming. The most important part of all our staff are the scholar athletes that are trained in mentoring. These outstanding young people work in all divisions interacting and providing mentoring, role modeling, coaching and encouragement. Former University of Hawaii stand-outs Leonard Peters, Krisha Kai, Chad Owens, Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, Kelly Ong, Ryan Grice-Mullins, Koren Takeyama and Matt Inouye have all been integral parts in our program. Not to mention all of the dedicated, hard working people that are behind the scenes who make these programs a reality for Hawaii’s youth.

Hawaii Speed and Quickness Rich Miano


Rich Miano co-founded Hawaii Speed and Quickness in 2000. He actively works on all levels of services from design, research and implementation. Rich has extensive professional experience in athletics and played 11 years in the National Football League. He is a graduate of Kaiser High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Hawaii and is often a volunteer at local schools, churches and the Cancer Association. Rich is also the former Football Associate Head Coach at the University of Hawaii. His experience as a football player and coach enabled him to accumulate vast knowledge of the importance of speed and quickness training and its benefits to all sports.

Hawaii Speed and Quickness Mel deLaura


Lori Miano has been the COO since 2000 and currently serves as the Vice President. She has 15 years in youth services as an administrator, Juvenile Parole Officer, treatment caseworker, prevention worker and grant writer. Lori is a graduate of Aiea High School and worked in Massachusetts State Youth Services. She came back to Hawaii in 1989 as the Hawaii State Director for Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., Adolescent Services Division. She has since worked in the design and development of Hawaii Speed and Quickness programs and services. Lori is married and the mother of two beautiful children, Kupaa and Siena.


Ikei Sports Hawaii

Coach Chad Ikei is a 5-time National Weightlifting Champion that holds 21 National Weightlifting Records in 2 weight divisions and is an 8-time World Record Holder in Powerlifting. Coach Ikei also made the record books as the youngest & lightest athlete to ever record a bench press of 303 pounds at the age of 17 years old and weighing in at 112 lbs bodyweight. Coach Ikei spent 6 years training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs before retiring and turning to the field of strength & conditioning where he utilizes his experience to help prepare athletes for the next level. During the past 15 years, Coach Ikei has trained over 200 NFL Players including 6-time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, 5-time Pro Bowl Safety Adrian Wilson and a host of Hawaii/Polynesian NFL Players like Aaron Francisco, Al Afalava, Stephen Paea and Mana Silva. Coach Ikei has established himself as one of the top NFL Combine trainers in the country as he has produced some of the top performances at numerous NFL Pro Day events for the past 9 years. Throughout his professional career, Coach Ikei, has also helped hundreds of High School athletes move on to compete at the collegiate level. After a 20 year stint of living in the mainland, Coach Ikei returned home to Hawaii last year and volunteered his time to help develop the strength & conditioning program at his Alma Mater, Kaiser High School. His passion, experience and knowledge of athletic performance development is second-to-none and Coach Chad Ikei is committed to changing the lives of his athletes one rep at a time.


CPT, CLMC, owner Brick House Personal Training

Growing up in both California and Hawaii has allowed Kim to spend a great deal of time outdoors where she enjoyed everything from backpacking to skim-barding, mountain biking to kayaking. In school she ran cross-country, played tennis, swam on the swim team and forged her way in Women’s water polo.
But after a freak injury to her back, which left her in chronic pain, debilitating migraines and by being told by doctors she was going to have to ‘just deal’ with it, she decided to take matters into her own hands. This set of circumstances set her on a new course in life. What she found was by exercising and good nutrition she was able to overcome these obstacles. At that point she decided to make it her life mission to help others look and feel better. She believes exercising should be fun and empowering leaving you feeling in your ‘A-game’.

Hawaii Speed and Quickness Mel deLaura

Alexis Kaliades

Alexis currently serves as the Vice President of Curriculum and Evaluation. Alexis is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Hawaii and has 3 years of experience in youth services, research, and program evaluation. She is responsible for staff curriculum training, program evaluation, reporting, data collection, research, and grant writing. Alexis earned her Master of Social Work degree from Hawaii Pacific University and holds a certificate in Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. She is currently working towards certification as a Prevention Specialist.

Leonard Peters

Rocky Svaaianaea

Tala Esera

Richard Torres

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