Dane Sjoblom received a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2000 and his Master’s degree from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. Mr. Sjoblom’s current assignments include a mix of facilities planning and environmental planning projects.
Mr. Sjoblom has broad experience in planning, zoning, land use regulations on Oahu, Maui, Lanai, and Hawaii. He has prepared land use permit applications, entitlements, and impact assessments for private clients as well as state and county agencies, including the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, Highways Division, and the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism; City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services; and County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation.
During his last year of graduate school, Mr. Sjoblom was awarded a graduate assistantship with the Natural Disaster Preparedness Training Center conducting research to support training course program development for building community resilience to the impacts of natural disasters. Mr. Sjoblom’s experience as a carpenter building homes in Syracuse, New York and on Maui provided him with insight on development issues, site constraints and an understanding of the homeowner’s and construction industry’s perspective. This culmination of work experience gives him an advantageous perspective in identifying and addressing potential problems in planning related issues.