John Kealoha Garcia

John Kealoha Garcia

Executive Advisor, National Security, Nation of Hawaii


John Kealoha Garcia is a Native Hawaiian entrepreneur and award-winning creative director based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Known for his role in building community platforms such as The Greenhouse Innovation Hub and Nonstop Honolulu, John's forward-thinking approach and ability to grow and evolve ideas has led to his success over a twenty-year media and tech career in Hawaii and New York.

In addition to serving as an executive advisor for The Nation of Hawaii, John’s latest venture, Exchange Ave. — is an Ahupua‘a inspired barter and trade marketplace with the mission to restore our Indigenous economies through peer-to-peer social exchange.