Meet our Miss Kona Coffee Team!

Ally Brown
Executive Director

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. Click on photo for more info on Ally!

Jeanné 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 teaches dance at Kona Dance & Performing Arts. In November 2020, Jeanné was elected as our State Representative for District 5! Click on photo for more info on Jeanné!

Samantha Collins
Candidate & Awards Coordinator
Judges Chair

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
Decor Coordinator

Justin Kaleohano serves as the Decor Coordinator for the Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition. 

Backstage Manager


Ranae Keane

Ranae Keane serves as the official pageant photographer for the Miss Kona Coffee Scholarship Competition. 

Daryl Salymo


Communications Director
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