David Carvalho


I was born and raised on the beautiful Island of Moku o Keawe. I graduated from St. Joseph High School, and married my high school sweetheart Michele. We have seven children and have fostered over 40 children throughout the years. My background is in Public Safety and Education.

I was hired part-time initially in 2001, while finishing my degree in Administration of Justice, to help CSAV with their International Summer Course, various public outreach projects, and visiting schools to teach children about earthquakes and volcanoes. Soon I was hired full-time to work for CSAV, handling everything from travel documents to purchase orders to time sheets, as well as running the school visit program, and assisting with field work research as well.


A family stands against a rock wall
Family comes first! Left to right: Keala, Shaylee, Manny, and Becca, with parents David and Michelle Carvalho.
A child grasps the leg of a table
Manny Carvalho demonstrates how to duck, cover, and hold on, during an earthquake.

Outreach Projects

A man talks to young children in school
David Carvalho talks to preschool children about volcanoes and earthquakes.
Parents and children visit displays on tables
Parents and children enjoy visiting educational displays in the cafeteria.
Students enjoy viewing the rocks display
Students visit the CSAV display that features rocks and minerals.
David shows the Earthquake Information display
David Carvalho stands by his display that describes earthquake safety.
Students enjoy coloring volcano pictures
Students visit the CSAV display and color pictures of volcanoes.
David shows the map of the Big Island
David Carvalho talks to students about lava hazard zones.