Princeville Chaperones TEAM

We take great pride in the members of our team. They are carefully selected and come trained with years of experience to be the best. It is very important that they not only have the necessary knowledge, skill and experience to the get the job done, but that they also care about the quality of the work they do, and the clients they serve.

Princeville Chaperones has staff skilled and certified across a wide range of environments with extensive experience in childcare and outdoor educational adventures .

Contact: or (808) 651-3452

Paul Clark is the president of Save Our Seas Hawaii, was the Director of the Princeville Chaperones Kid’s Club at the St. Regis Princeville from 2009-2019, and also coordinates all the private childcare, babysitting and unique guest adventures! Paul is the CEO of Earth Surge and Princeville Chaperones, a K-12 marine science teacher and USCG Captain for the last 10 years, a PADI Divemaster, and has worked as a scientific diver with the University of Hawai’i and State Department of Land and Natural Resources establishing Marine Protected Areas with the University of Hawai’i on the Big Island. Paul specializes in infant care, coral reef adventures and education for guests of all ages!

Paul is the owner of Princeville Chaperones Babysitting Services for children of all ages.  He has 3 amazing children: Orion, Maya, and Isis.



Jenna Hinton has been a professional child care and education provider for 17 years including 10 years on Kaua’i for residents and visitors alike. All the while she supports the unique inspiration and potential in each child. Jenna earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in music and education from the University of New Mexico in 2000. She has appreciated traveling and living on Hawaii and in other beautiful and culturally interesting places in this world, so she enjoys welcoming and communing with visitors in their experience of these special islands. She continually strives to honor Hawaiiana through her study of Hawaiian culture and language.  She has performed music and dance with Hula Halau Ke ‘Ala o ka Laua’e since 2006, and enjoys teaching ukulele and hula. She loves caring for and playing in Hawaii’s beautiful natural environment and is an excellent Kauai hiking guide. Jenna’s experience and certifications include Life Guard Training, Patch Teacher and Program Director, Naui Scuba Diver, CPR/First Aid, Certificate in Hawaiian Studies and the Marine Option Program of Kauai Community College. E komo mai! Come play and learn with us!

Arlenna Gherardini Helping children experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them is my life’s passion. Seeing their little faces light up through their discoveries and accomplishments are the biggest compliments I can receive as their teacher.

For 17 years I taught infants through 12 years old in classrooms and after-school programs. I also worked on cruise ships as Social Hostess and was the Activities Director at a luxurious resort in Cabo San Lucas implementing and directing both adult and children’s activities. As a Tour Guide I traveled with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from San Diego to all the historical sights on the east coast from Virginia to New York. I have achieved my Masters in ECE, I am CPR/1st Aid certified, and I am PATCH approved as teacher/director.

Our Chaperone Program offers an exciting variety of fun-filled adventures age-appropriate for your child. It is my pleasure to enhance their experience in Kauai and create a memory that will last a lifetime.

Sylvia at Sand Art
Sylvia at Sand Art Time

 Jimena McGill: I grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, where I got my degree in Graphic Design. I moved to the USA in 1999, and found work as designer. After a couple years I traveled, and moved to Mexico and got my open water scuba diving certification, and worked there as an underwater videographer.
I felt called to work with children, and moving back to DC I had the opportunity to teach Spanish, Drama and Dance at a school that is a blend of Montessori and Waldorf approaches, located in Bethesda, MD. I worked, learned and grew there for 5 years; this peaceful school had a tremendous influence on me.
For 3 summers I also worked teaching art, tennis, swimming, beading, tie-dye, and mural painting and design at Fillmore Arts Camp in Washington DC, for children between ages 5 to 12.

Jimena Diving
Jimena Diving

Before I left DC, I took a training of early childhood education. I had been feeling drawn to Kauai since visiting my good friend and fellow teacher who had moved here. I wanted to live closer to the ocean, and when I met my future husband while visiting Kauai once, it felt like the time had come for me to make Kauai my home. I moved to Kauai, got married, settled in Kilauea, and had the opportunity to work in different schools around the island. I worked at Natural Bridges, and later on I worked at Aloha school in Hanalei, where I finished my training and got a CDA credential. After that, I worked at My Growing Place preschool in Kilauea. During those years my husband and I also ran the Madre Tierra Summer Arts Camp program for two summers, and one spring break arts camp for elementary school children. Currently, I am working at the St. Regis, doing family activities and childcare. I also teach music and movement classes at Hanalei School, and my husband and I run the Hanalei School Drama Club, and produced their musical drama production titled, “the Princess of the Sea” this year.
I believe children can enjoy learning anything if the environment and the teacher find creative ways to present a subject! I believe that moving and interacting with the process of learning makes it an exiting experience that is difficult to forget!  I love music, I love dancing, I love singing and I love the ocean, and I love working with children!
I wish to have a better planet, and educating our children to care of and respect the earth is my mission and goal these days!


Peg exploring with keiki
Peg exploring with keiki


















One thought on “Team

  1. I’m a stay at home mom and my children have never been to a day care. I set up daycare arrangements 2 months in advance and read all sorts of reviews and all the profiles on the workers. I spoke with Paul on the phone and he sounded very friendly. I received a text confirmation about a week before with the name of who was taking care of the kids ( 3 and 4 years old). We arrived early to fill out papers and get the kids acclimated. Valerie greeted us with a warm smile and got the kids set up with play dough while we filled out papers. I felt good when I left the kids there. The kids stayed for 6 hours and when we walked in the door they were so excited to tell us about there day. They went down to the beach where they played in a safe little cove. They explored and were taught about sea life. They found a coconut on the beach and brought it back to the club and painted it. My children had so much fun that they asked to return. When we come back to the island I would love to have Princeville Chaperones watch my little ones. Thanks for keeping my children safe and happy!!!!

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