Alan Akina has helped thousands of people in Hawaii and across the country to improve their financial lives. He is one of the most dynamic and popular financial authors and speakers in Hawaii. His first book The Super Duper Simple Book on Money became an Amazon #1 Bestselling Book only a day after it launched.
Much of Alan's success is based on his childhood experiences. Growing up in a low-income situation in Hawaii instilled a desire in Alan to find out how money works.
Richard Kennerley is a prosecutor in the Justice Division of the Utah Attorney General’s Office. Prior to working for the Attorney General’s Office, he worked as a Deputy County Attorney for Uintah County and as the Assistant City Attorney for Payson, Utah.
Richard was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, where he attended Mt. Roskill Grammar and Church College of New Zealand. His parents are Robert Kennerley (Auckland, New Zealand) and Taimi Salanoa (Vaimoso, Samoa). Richard was the first person from either side of his family to attend university. Richard attended Brigham University, Provo, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and a law degree. While at BYU, Richard played on the BYU rugby team and was a member of the Lamanite Generation performing group.
Richard served an LDS mission in Montevideo, Uruguay, and growing up also spent time living in Western Samoa, Rarotonga and the Philippines.
Richard now lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife Stacy Lobendahn, and their six children.