Our Team

Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara


Kristi, owner of Remedy Intelligent Staffing, found her calling in human resources recruitment when she was growing up. She spent many hours watching her mother, Kathryn Inkinen, who is the founder of Inkinen and Associates, an executive recruitment firm with a long record of successful placements with Hawaii's top companies.

Kristi is responsible for all facets of Remedy Intelligent Staffing's operations, including managing communications with the franchise corporate office, company sales, marketing and finance. Her background in the placement industry and practical approaches provide an effective combination to meet the needs and demands of Remedy's growing roster of client employers. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Loyola Marymount University and executive masters in human resources from the University of Hawaii.


Kristin Alm

Human Resources Manager

Kristin joined the team at Remedy Intelligent Staffing in September 2010. As the Human Resources Manager, she deals with the associate side of the business – from application to orientation for new associates to processing payroll and assisting with benefits for associates currently on assignment. Kristin also recruits for various local clients to assist them with their staffing needs.

Kristin has her Bachelor of Science degree in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  She spent a few years in the local restaurant industry before joining the Remedy Intelligent Staffing team. Kristin also graduated with a Master of Human Resource Management degree from the University of Hawaii's Shidler College of Business. Kristin is a member of the Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) and the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC).


Chantelle Zane

Staffing Specialist

Chantelle joined the Remedy Team in May 2015 and is responsible for assisting in the recruitment and placement process as well as maintaining close associate and client relations. She comes from a strong customer service background and has a versatile skill set from her different job related experiences. She has previous HR experience and has always been interested in recruiting and staffing after working with a staffing firm that helped to place her in a position.

Chantelle has her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Chapman University with a minor in Leadership & Organizational Studies. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and enjoys traveling, hiking, and going to the beach in her free time.


Beth Wilde

Staffing Specialist

Beth Wilde joined Remedy as a Staffing Specialist in September 2015. Her responsibilities include assisting in the recruitment and placement process for various clients and industries to fill a wide range of professional office positions. She also works closely with the Remedy staff to maintain close associate and client relations. She graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication and her recent professional background includes a strong skill set in public relations and management.

Beth moved to Oahu in July 2015 and she hails from Northern Virginia. In her free time she enjoys exploring the island with her husband and dog, going to the beach and cooking.


Kelly "Kay" Chin

Human Resources Coordinator

Kay joined the Remedy team in June 2015. As our Human Resources Coordinator, she is responsible for all HR duties for Remedy including processing payroll, managing benefits, assisting with recruitment and the testing and screening of new associates. She also handles employee relations and assists new associates with orientation and training. Kay enjoys the HR industry, where she is able to get to know many people and help them professionally.

Kay was born in California and came to Hawaii to study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. Kay graduated with a BBA in Human Resources Management, International Business, and a minor in Japanese in Fall 2014. Her past experiences include working at the William S. Richardson’s School of Law library and holding an internship for STARTS International Hawaii Inc. She also was the HR Manager at Red Dot Productions, a marketing company, gaining invaluable HR experience. In her free time she enjoys skiing, watching movies and travelling the world.


Amy Higa

Marketing/Administrative Assistant

Amy joined the Remedy team in August 2016. As our Marketing and Administrative Assistant, she is responsible for the overall marketing and internal operations of our office such as our weekly e-newsletters, social media, and public relations.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with an English minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University. She has previously completed internships at various public relations firms, as well as Hawaii News Now and Alexander & Baldwin. Amy was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and watching movies in her free time.