WHO WE ARE
Meet our Miss Kona Coffee Team!
Ally Brown was born and raised in Captain Cook and is a wife and mother of two. Ally is the owner/operator of Revitalized Life Ally B which specializes in accounting, wedding & events. She also serves on the board of the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival and as the Assistant Director of the Ladies Artisan Market which produces events around the community and operates a Networking Group for Women.
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 teaches dance at Kona Dance & Performing Arts. In August 2020, Jeanné won the primary election solidifying the Democratic nomination for State House District 5!
Candidate & Awards Coordinator
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.
Justin Kaleohano serves as the Decor Coordinator for the Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition.
Ranae Keane serves as the official pageant photographer for the Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition.