Meet our Miss Kona Coffee Team!

Ally Brown
Executive Director

Ally Brown was born and raised on a coffee & macadamia nut farm in Captain Cook. A numbers girl with a creative soul, Ally is passionate about serving her Big Island community and inspiring women to chase down their dreams. An entrepreneur, wife, mom, and community organizer, Ally is adept at wearing ‘many hats’ with grace. She is the founder of Revitalized Life with Ally B, a unique consulting agency which offers accounting and wedding & event planning services.  Ally also is the Managing Director & CFO of the Ladies Artisan Market

Jeanne Kapela
Artistic Director

Jeanné Kapela was Miss Kona Coffee 2014, Miss Hawai'i 2015 and won Miss Congeniality at Miss America 2016. She is the founder and Executive Director of UNITE Hawai'i, an organization devoted to ending sexual exploitation through education. Jeanné is also an accomplished ballet dancer and taught dance at Kona Dance & Performing Arts. In November 2020, Jeanné was elected as our State Representative for District 5! Click here for more info on Jeanné!

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Samantha Collins
Associate Director

Samantha Collins is a resident of Waimea and a 14-year hospitality sales professional. She holds a B.A. in politics and  government with a minor in literature from Pacific University. Her passions include spending time with her family, dancing hula, traveling, and volunteering. She looks forward to empowering   young women to better their communities.  

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