Our Staff

Meet the Kama‘aina K9 Team…

Both financial professionals by trade, Maile and Kelly Fong built Kama‘aina K9 Adventures based on their love for dogs.

Kelly Fong

After graduating from UC Berkeley, Kelly Fong spent 10+ years working in Wall Street as a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner.  After working for the likes of Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, Kelly now is invested with the Kama’aina k9 Team; he also is a Financial Adviser for a local financial institution. Contact info: (808) 594-2650 or kelly@kamaainak9.com


Maile Fong

Maile Fong left a successful career in Wealth Management at First Hawaiian Bank to pursue her dream of “doing more” for animals. After several prosperous finance roles at premiere firms such as Kochiz Fitz, in San Francisco, she founded Tiare O Te Ao, a school based in Hercules, CA. Maile graduated from UC Santa Barbara. Contact info: (808) 594-2750 or maile@kamaainak9.com

Becky Pagnotti is a Certified Veterinarian Technician and certified in Canine CPR. She has been with Kama’ania k9 since the start of business and helps oversee day to day operations. Passionate about all animals, Becky ran her own horse stable at age 18. Becky loves spending time with her family and her two German Shepherds Tasha and Benji.


Part Time Team Members


Courtney is a graduate student with two dogs; Chessa (German shepherd), and Lemon (German shepherd mix). Together they enjoy the beach, playing fetch, going on new adventures, and just relaxing at home.


Karley-Ann has two dogs; Legend (Rottweiler) and Li’i (Chihuahua/Daschund). During her free time she enjoys relaxing at home and watching movies.


Kehaulani is the proud owner of six dogs. Tyrion (Mr. T for short), a Rottweiler; Coco, a Pomeranian; Cuddles, a Chihuahua and Terrier mix; Chewie and Grizzly are siblings of a Chihuahua mix; and Chibi, a Chihuahua and Pug mix.


Haley joined Kama’aina k9 in 2019. Her dog, Addie, is a Corgi. In her free time, she volunteers at the Aloha Animal Sanctuary, or she is at the beach!


Racquel has been with us for two years. She has two dogs, Maverick, an Australian Shepherd mix; and Remington, a Chihuahua mix. In her free time she enjoys hiking, free diving, and photography.


Stephen O’Brien has been with the Kama’aina K9 team since opening day. While working at the center, Stephen adopted a Chihuahua named, “Odie”; he also has a Pug, “Tedy Bruschi”. In his spare time he enjoys physical training and competitive Jiu Jitsu.





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