A job well done is born from hard work and earned in kind words. We are grateful for the work we do for our clients and their kind words are a reflection of just that.


“Doing things against the grain, paving the path to innovation in program delivery requires growing our capacity to deliver. UMU has consistently built bridges for us from planning to execution, always delivering services beyond our expectations and within our limited non profit resources.

For 5 years, UMU has successfully and creatively inspired convening our audiences to catalyze Aloha ʻāina across our statewide community- ultimately linking and expanding conservation and culture through local music, ingredients, food, and chefs!”



“I was initially concerned about the logistics of hosting an event in Honolulu, 5,000 miles away from where I’m based, but I soon realized that I had no need to worry because UMU was in my corner. The team was incredibly responsive to my many questions and ideas, and I enjoyed working with them immensely. Even though I’m sure they plan much larger events, they made me feel like I was their only client—can’t ask for much more than that!”

Marsea Nelson, Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund

Under My Umbrella knows how to organize and manage events better than any other company we have worked with over the last 16 years. It’s a pleasure to see the professionalism and care that Amanda and her crew bring to everything they do.
— Chris Pearce, The Joy of Sake

“I was lucky enough to work with Amanda and UMU for the Easter Seals Travelling Plate event on Maui at Sugar Beach Events. It was such an inspiring night and allowed us the opportunity to open our venue for a really amazing organization. We are grateful to have forged a long-lasting relationship with UMU.”

Chef Lee Anderson, Sugar Beach Events

"We consulted with Amanda and her team to help kick start Hawaiʻi Seafood Month, a month long seafood marketing campaign, bringing together a range of Hawaiʻi’s seafood stakeholders to promote the incredible stories of how local seafood gets from boat to plate. Amanda’s expertise and passion for PR, media outreach, and event planning was especially crucial for the success of our initiative, and we loved her positive, upbeat energy she brought to our team."

Jhana Young + Jack Kittinger, Sustainable Fisheries Program Coordinator, Conservation International Hawaiʻi

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