My Ohana

by Aunty Tutu

"Ohana! Growning Up"

Aunty Tutu, (Stephanie Lindsey), grew up on O‘ahu, where her mother was a hula dancer who once greeted the Lurline ocean liners, as well as being a bartender for Don Ho. Her father’s family history dates back to the beginning of Parker Ranch, where his grandfather, James Fay Lindsey, was instrumental in founding a large family clan. She attended Kamehameha Schools in Kapālama, where she was student body president.

"Aloha!"

After graduation, she worked in the travel industry and sang in Al Harrington’s Tapa Room show at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. She then moved to Hawai‘i Island in the 1970s, opening a hālau and helping the Mauna Kea Resort start up their Tahitian show. After about five years, she says, she traveled back to O‘ahu to work for Germaine’s for 21 years.

"Hawai'i, My Home!"

Stephanie created the persona of Aunty Tutu for this stage in her life. After several years of working in the travel and entertainment industries she returned to Hawai‘i Island to be with her brothers, family, and to finally make it home.

Wedding Officiant

As Aunty Tutu, she began doing weddings in 2014, with the major help and assistance of her husband, “Robert”, Lopaka. She has officianted hundreds of weddings and vow renewals over the past five years. “He schedules for me,” says Aunty. “I would not do what I do today without this husband in my life.”

Married Robert

My Ohana is extremely important to me. This section will be designated for family and how I met my wonderful husband, Robert! More to come...

Cultural Liaison

Aunty Tutu has a richness to her "Talking Story" that draws you into her beuatiful culture and world. Currently, Aunty Tutu is the Cultural Liaison for The Hilton at Waikoloa Village. Aunty Tutu lives the Aloha Spirit and will freely share about her beloved Hawai'i' Islands, her beautiful culture, history, and ever growing Ohana.