Louella Dawn Puaokamakahala King, but better known as “Cuddles”,
was given to her shortly after birth by her Grandmother who shared that she could never fall asleep unless she was cuddled. Nothing has changed since, and she is not telling!! Cuddles was Born in Alameda, California and later raised in Mā‘ili in the ahupuaʻa of Lualualei on the island of O‘ahu, where she still resides. She has enjoyed a diverse work history in fields from entertainment, to tourism, to sales, to health care, and finally to the job of her dreams at the Trust since 2002 as a Community Building Facilitator.