Board Member Position: President
Board Member Name: Dayna Wong
Business Name: Naupaka Events & Weddings
Bio: Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Dayna developed interest in special events through her extensive work experiences and college education. Starting as a hostess at Lulu's Waikiki and working her way up to an events manager was the start of her passion for events.
It was the moment she married her husband, a Paniolo (cowboy) from Hawai’i Island, that she found a new passion to help other couples with their own weddings. Their wedding theme was “Mauka to Makai” meaning “from the mountain side to the ocean side” because of where they grew up - similar to how the Naupaka is grown on the mountain side and by the ocean side.
She is eager to be able to connect and lead wedding professionals through the Hawaii Wedding Association alongside her "A" Team Board Members.
Board Member Position: Vice President
Board Member Name: Jason "Jase" Takeya
Business Name: Eclipse Effect Events
Bio: Jase was born and raised right here on Hawaii Island. He has been working in the mobile DJ industry for many years, initially starting out as a helper and shadowing various mobile DJs in the late 1990s before venturing out on his own to establish Eclipse Effect Events. Additionally, Jase has a 14-year tenure in the radio industry, having worked for KWXX, KPUA, Da Beat, KAPA, KBIG, and Native FM. He made the decision to leave the radio industry behind in order to pursue his passion for working with and assisting people in creating amazing events full-time with Eclipse Effect Events. Jase has also honed his MC skills through his experience working in nightclubs for several years and by attending seminars conducted by industry experts.
Board Member Position: Treasurer
Board Member Name: Dennis Lin
Business Name: Strictly Biz Consulting
Dennis W.J. Lin is a native of Hilo, Hawai`i, graduate of Waiakea High School and the University of Hawai`i at Hilo. He is currently employed as the Community Relations Administrator for HPM Building Supply managing their community outreach and government relations. As an active member in his community, he has served as Vice President and Director of the Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii, former Board Chair of the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, current Treasurer for the Waiakea High School Foundation, current Treasurer for the Hawai`i Island Food Basket, Hawaii Community Foundation East Hawaii Fund Advisory Board member, Kua O Ka La Public Charter School Governing Board member, Treasurer of the Pacific Tsunami Museum, Chair of the Windward Planning Commission and current Board Chair of the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, College of Business and Economics Advisory Board. Dennis is an active member of the Hawai`i Island Chamber of Commerce, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii, and Chinese Civic Association.
Board Member Position: Secretary
Board Member Name: Ally Brown
Business Name: Ally B Inspired
A numbers girl with a creative soul, Ally Brown is passionate about serving her Big Island community and inspiring others to chase down their dreams. An entrepreneur, wife, mom, and community organizer, Ally is adept at wearing ‘many hats’ with grace. She operates a small accounting consulting practice backed by 20+ years of experience and is also the founder of Ally B Inspired, LLC which specializes in wedding and event planning, coordination, production & collaboration. Ally is also the Executive Director of the Miss Kona Coffee Organization, a local organization of the Miss Hawai’i & Miss America Organizations that provides scholarship opportunities for young women ages 13-18 (Teen) & 18-28 (Miss).
Board Member Position: Director of Marketing and Director of Finance
Board Member Name: Aubrey Myers and Michael Balke
Business Name: AMP Wedding Films and AMP Studios
Introducing the powerhouse team behind AMP Wedding Films and AMP Studios – Aubrey and Michael of Aubrey Michael Production. As passionate videographers, this dynamic duo has been capturing the hearts and emotions of couples across the globe. Their unique approach to storytelling, combined with their love for adventure and romance, sets them apart in the world of filmmakers.
With years of experience and a keen eye for detail, Aubrey and Michael have built an impressive portfolio of breathtaking wedding films and commercial videography that showcases their expertise in capturing the essence of storytelling in spectacular locations. Their dedication to creating personalized and emotive films has garnered them recognition as premier destination wedding videographers, making Amp Wedding Films a top choice for couples seeking to immortalize their special day. Beyond wedding films they are award winning videographers, humbly accepting 2023's Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Music Video of the Year.
Clients include CBS, ESPN, Disney, Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, Netflix, Medilift, Mauna Lani Resorts, Grand Wailea, Umeke’s, HI Songwriters Festival as well as many local artists, musicians, small business and A- list celebrities such as Gordon Ramsey.
From the sun-kissed shores of Hawaii or an intimate villa in Italy, Aubrey and Michael’s artistic vision and commitment to excellence ensures that every moment is beautifully preserved in a cinematic masterpiece.
The AMP team brings Aloha spirit and the inspiration of the beautiful tropics to all of their projects. Around the islands, or around the world, the AMP team is ready to roll!