Lynn Araki-Regan is the founder of THE HAWAII SCHOOL OF ETIQUETTE.
Ms. Araki-Regan received her certification from The American School of Protocol® , a renowned etiquette certification training program focused on providing personal and social skills to assist young people in developing their self confidence and character. In addition to founding her school, she is an attorney with the law firm of Araki-Regan & Associates LLC and a realtor with Shore to Shore Realty Inc.
Born and raised in Wailuku, Maui, Ms. Araki-Regan graduated from H.P. Baldwin High School in 1988, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University in 1992. She then received her law degree in 1995 from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, where she served as Technical Editor of its Law Review, wrote and published "Rx for Abusive Debt Collection Practices: Amend the FDCPA," received the American Jurisprudence Award for Best Advanced Legal Writing, and was the second place winner in the 1995 California Bankruptcy Journal National Writing Competition.
Upon graduation, she served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Mario R. Ramil, Associate Justice of the Hawai`i Supreme Court. Upon her return to Maui in 1996, she entered private practice while having served as Grand Jury Counsel in 1997-98, and Faculty Instructor of University of Phoenix in 1999-2002, and founded CalendarMaui.com.
Over the years, Lynn has also been involved with various organizations including: Kiwanis International (Division 22 Past Distinguished Lt. Governor; Past Distinguished President of the Kiwanis Club of Kahului); March of Dimes - Maui Division (Past Director); Japanese Cultural Society of Maui (Past President), Maui County Bar Association (Past-President), Hawai`i State Bar Association (Member & Past YLD Director),Maui Young Business Roundtable (Past President), Lokahi Pacific Rural Development, Inc., and the American Heart Association (Chairperson for 2014 Go Red for Women Luncheon).
Currently, she is a board member of the J.W. Cameron Center, Hospice Maui, and Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, and is a Cub Scouts Pack 40 Den Leader.
Being a long-time animal lover, she is past president and a lifetime member of the Maui Humane Society.
Among her achievements, she was selected by The Maui News as one of the "People Who Made a Difference" in 2000 and 2011, by Pacific Business News as one of 40 outstanding young business people in Hawaii in 2000, by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as Maui's Women in Business Champion in 2005, "40 over the next 40" by Hawaii Business.
Lynn was also selected by Pacific Business News as the 2007 Woman Community Leader of the Year. Ms. Araki-Regan is a 2004 graduate of the prestigious Pacific Century Fellows Program. In 2012, she was selected as one of Hawaii Business' "20 of the Next 20."
She is married to Keith Regan who is the County of Maui’s Managing Director. They have a 10-year old son named Riley, as well as a dog and three cats.