Emery Callie D. Small was born at 8:58 a.m. on June 18, 2021, to Merry Flor D. Small. She weighed 8 pounds, 0.4 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Emery’s parents are originally from the Philippines, and now live in Kodiak. Her mother is a cashier at Island Freeze, and her father works as a ramp agent at Island Air.

Also welcoming Emery to the family is Kyle John Small. 

Proud grandparent is Remedios Small from the Philippines.


Leia Marie Reyes Barker was born at 8:51 a.m. on June 24, 2021, to Rebekah Reyes and Ethan Barker. She weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces and measured 20.25 inches long.

Leia’s parents are originally from Seattle, Washington, and Kodiak, Alaska, and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works at Kodiak Island Charters, and her father works at Paradigm.

Also welcoming Leia to the family is Liam.

Proud grandparents are Ricardo and Teruko Reyes from Seattle, Washington, and David and Miyako Barker from Kodiak.


Kaia Grace Yoshiko Bonomi was born at 6:09 p.m. on July 1, 2021, to Eric and Kristina Bonomi. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Kaia’s parents are originally from Cooper City, Florida, and Whittier, California, and now live in Kodiak. Her mother works as a human resources coordinator, and her father is a helicoptor pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Proud grandparents are Michele and Russell Garwacki from Whittier, California, and Ann Bonomi from Cooper City, Florida.


Cullan Lee Zadina was born at 7:57 a.m. on July 3, 2021, to Maggie Dellemann and Greg Zadina. He weighed 6 pounds, 1.4 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

Cullan’s parents are originally from Wisconsin and Kansas, and now live in Kodiak. His mother works for Emerld Isle Essentials, and his father works for KANA.

Proud grandparents are Lori and Jim Zadina from Mankato, Kansas, and Anne and John Dellemann from Oregon, Wisconsin.


Ari Gianni Ruiz was born at 3:20 p.m. on July 4, 2021, to Merlin Ruiz and Juan Ruiz. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Ari’s parents are originally from Kodiak, Alaska, and now live in Kodiak. His mother works for Providence Chiniak Bay Elder House.

Also welcoming Ari to the family are Mia And Neymar Ruiz.

Proud grandparents are Jose Luis Monge, Maria Bersabe Monge, Richard Greene and Martha Greene from Kodiak.

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