Thane-Maiko “Pono” Brown (Hakalanileo) is a 2016 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Hawaii. He has been in every school theatrical production during his time in his school, playing the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, Emile de Becque in South Pacific, Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof, and Riff in West Side Story. He has also appeared on stage or played in the band for every school Hōʻike production. He plays multiple instruments and participates in multiple sports. He will be attending Whitman College in the fall.