Photographer, “Ready for Spring” (p. 40)
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
My approach to photography is very studied
and meticulous, which requires a good deal of
patience. The challenge is time management
on each and every shoot, both during the shoot
and in the post-production.
Where do you draw inspiration from? I am
primarily inspired by surrounding myself with
creative and interesting people. Also, travel
adventures to unique locales.
Where has your work appeared before? My
clients include Logitech, Nike, Levi’s, Joseph
Abboud, Men’s Wearhouse, British GQ,
Campari Group, Pablo Designs and more.
Writer, “Islands in the Sun” (p. 69)
Most underrated Hawaiian dish? Poi. Almost
every visitor who tries the runny luau version dislikes it. Instead, mix fresh Hanalei
poi with poke, lomi salmon or other fish and
you’ll know why “Fish and Poi” was a hit for
Hawaiian musician Sean Na’auao.
What continues to surprise you about
Hawaii? The depth and breadth of the ongoing
Hawaiian cultural renaissance. The experts
who helped revive hula, celestial wayfinding,
kapa making, weaving, etc.
Where has your work appeared in the past?
Nob Hill Gazette, Modern Luxury Silicon
Valley, the San Francisco Chronicle.
Writer, “Anytime, Anywhere” (p. 34)
What sparked your interest in the search and
rescue team? I had been volunteering in my
children’s schools and was looking for a new
opportunity that would be more challenging
personally. The work that the team does is
quite challenging and specialized, and I am
continually impressed by the people.
What’s the most notable team mission?
I think the most notable missions were prob-
ably the search and rescue of Miyuki Harwood
and the responses to the local fires.
Where has your work appeared before? I was
a financial journalist for Bloomberg News and
the Wall Street Journal.
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