Utah Polynesian Professionals

Utah Polynesian Professionals (UPP) is a formalized network for people seeking career mentorship, professionals seeking to volunteer as mentors, or members that just want to meet and learn from other professionals in the community. Many of our members grew up in villages, and all of our members have benefited from figurative villages – networks of family, friends, and community. The purpose of UPP is to strengthen the village. We do this through mentor groups, meetups, and a strong professional network.

About Us

The mission of UPP is to help Polynesians attain more fulfilling and rewarding work. Coming from a Polynesian background, many of us were raised with the saying, "it takes a village to raise a child." UPP strives to help Polynesians enhance their careers through creating a professional village, where community members can connect, learn from each other, and help one another grow in our respective careers.




Board Members


Rick Tolman
Vice President of Global Demand Generation at Pluralsight


Sione Havili
Sr. Enterprise Account Executive at Domo, Inc.


Lianna Kinard
Vice President of Marketing at Buckner


Keith Tanaka
Vice President Enterprise Sales at Lucidchart


Nalu Medeiros
Global Partner Success Manager at Pluralsight

Work with us

Are you interested in partnering with Utah Polynesian Professionals? Do you have a question? Reach out to us!