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Neizman to serve as foundation’s chief engineer

By Staff | Sep 29, 2011

Jesse Neizman will become Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s chief engineer in January.

LAHAINA — Jesse Neizman has been hired to replace Lahaina Restoration Foundation Chief Engineer Terry Morgan, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Jesse was born in Lahaina to Gilbert and Mary Neizman and graduated from Lahainaluna High School in 1985. He is the youngest of four children.

After high school, he began work at Hale Mahaolu as a groundskeeper. Over the years, Jesse remained at Hale Mahaolu and was promoted to handling building maintenance. Most recently, he had oversight of all maintenance at Komohana Hale and Eono.

Jesse is married to Ann Neizman, Lahaina Branch manager for Bank of Hawaii. They have two children: Davis,16; and Casey, who is 13.

Jesse has always had a strong interest in architecture and looks forward to the challenge of maintaining Lahaina’s historic structures and sites.

When asked why he wanted to work for Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Jesse replied, “I just love Lahaina!”

Morgan started working for Lahaina Restoration Foundation in 1983. His first project was the restoration of the very dilapidated Wo Hing building on Front Street.

The Wo Hing Museum is now one of the shining architectural jewels in Lahaina.

According to the LRF, “Terry’s impressive restoration skills are evident throughout town on the many sites and buildings the foundation owns and manages.”

Jesse will train with Morgan until the end of the year, when he officially retires.