A’ohe hana nui ka alu’ia. No task is too big when done together. This driving philosophy is part of our company’s very fabric of existence. Collaboration and co-creation are so powerful. Collectively, it’s the many organizations and individuals who have and will continue making HOPAle’a Ginger great.
— Bronson - CEO, HOPAle'a Ginger

HOPAleʻa Ginger Leadership

Bronson Chang

CEO, Managing Partner

Most likely to find Bronson: dreaming up a big idea or crafting a collaborative collaboration.

Bio: Bronson launched his first entrepreneurial venture  in middle school.  As a "Pure Aloha Entrepreneur",  he is dedicated to building social enterprises that make a positive impact in the lives of others.  He grew up in Hawaii Kai.  Bronson graduated from Punahou School and the University of Southern California.   

Tyler Fujita

COO, Managing Partner

Most likely to find Tyler: managing various mission-critical operations.

Bio: after years as a suit-wearing management consultant, Tyler took the entrepreneurial plunge by deciding to join HOPAle'a Ginger.  Tyler is passionate about strengthening resilient and healthy food systems.  He grew up in Nu'uanu.  Tyler graduated from Punahou School and the University of Southern California..

"Uncle Clay" Chang  


Most likely to find Uncle Clay: freely sharing Pure Aloha with any person he is with.

Bio: after forty years, Uncle Clay realized his childhood dream of owning the neighborhood candy shop in Aina Haina.  Uncle Clay has humbly served tens of thousands of people from around the world from the heart.  He grew up in 'Aina Haina.  Uncle Clay graduated from Kalani High School and the University of Hawai'i, Manoa.


Partner Organizations


Supporting Organizations


Special Advisors

  • Rika Orlando - Gingermeister, Chef at Plaza Club

  • Pono Shim - Storyteller, CEO at Enterprise Honolulu

  • Roger H. Epstein - Partner at Cades Shutte


First HOPAleʻa Ginger Chocolate Supporters

For their early support, we recognize and thank the following individuals who were part of the first group who bought HOPAleʻa Ginger Chocolate:

  • Maya Soetoro-Ng (First order!)
  • Katie Wongthipkongka
  • Wallene Takenouchi
  • Reese Morikubo
  • Tyler Dos Santos Tam
  • Andrea Wagner
  • Kirk Matsumoto
  • Erica Yamauchi
  • Alyson Winters
  • Phyllis Kramer
  • Shaun Henderson
  • Marie Felton
  • Violet Shimoko
  • Rodney Chang