Meet the Writers
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.
Tom Timmons is a retired educator who has lived on Kaua‘i for 15 years. He is a certified Master Gardener. The goal for his column is to translate the best scientific horticultural information into easy-to-use tips for the home gardener.
Tom Hasslinger is a journalist who lives in Kailua-Kona. Prior to joining Big Island Now, he worked as the managing editor for West Hawaii Today and deputy editor for The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai. He\'s worked for over 15 years as a reporter for the Oahu-based Civil Beat news outlet, as well as in Coeur d\'Alene, Idaho and Douglas Wyoming.
Tiffany DeMasters is a full-time reporter for Pacific Media Group. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat. Tiffany can be reached at [email protected].
Scott Yunker is a journalist living on Kauaʻi. His work for community newspapers has earned him awards and inclusion in the 2020 anthology \"Corona City: Voices from an Epicenter.\" Scott can be reached at [email protected].
Nathan Christophel is a full-time reporter with Pacific Media Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in journalism as a reporter, copy editor and page designer. He previously worked at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in Hilo. Nathan can be reached at [email protected]
Megan Moseley is a full-time journalist for Pacific Media Group. Her experience ranges from long and short-form reporting to print, digital, radio and television news coverage. In Hawaiʻi, she\'s worked for local media outlets and has covered a wide range of topics including local and state politics, environmental affairs, Native Hawaiian issues, travel, tourism and education. She covers the West for Restaurant Hospitality. She\'s a 2010 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, with a Bachelor\'s of Science degree in Magazine Journalism and specializations in Geology and History. She\'s currently working on her master\'s degree from New York University in journalism and is focused on conflict resolution and peace practices in indigenous cultures in the Pacific. Megan can be reached at [email protected].
Megan Hadley is a freelance journalist and life coach who helps people uncover their true joy and bliss. Her work has been featured in the Associated Press, the New York Post, The US Sun, the Cincinnati Enquirer and West Hawaii Today. She lives on the Big Island.
Keisha Colon is a hapa writer based in Kailua-Kona. She explores topics related to travel, history and culture. She is the founder of ARKCANA, a freelance writing service and blog.
Kehaulani Cerizo was born and raised on Maui and worked for nearly 15 years as a news reporter, copy editor and features editor at daily newspapers. She earned awards at The Maui News in Wailuku and at Today’s Local News in San Diego.
Kaylois Henry is a freelance writer based in Switzerland. For more than 30 years she has been a communications professional working for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, the British Broadcasting Service in the United Kingdom and WLRN NPR affiliate in Miami, Florida. She has also worked in media development and journalism training in conflict zones and internally displaced persons camps in Ethiopia and South Sudan. More recently, she has overseen content and stories for several international groups including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Population Fund and Internews media development charity.
J.M. Buck has been a Hawai‘i news writer and columnist since 2003. She has extensive writing experience and has served the media industry in a variety of capacities, including news editor, investigative reporter, online publisher, columnist, web content writer, graphic designer and photographer. She has lived in the Hawaiian Islands for most of her life and is a graduate of University of Hawai‘i.
Gary Kubota, an associate writer with MauiNow.com, has worked as a staff news writer with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and The Maui News. He lives on Maui. He’s also been an editor/business manager with the Lahaina News. He’s received national and regional journalism awards — a National Press Club Citation of Merit and Walter Cronkite Best In The West, among them.
Daren Jenner has eight years of journalism experience, most recently has a frequent contributor to The Phuket News in Thailand. He is a retired firefighter and has 17 years of experience as an EMS paramedic and instructor. He has lived on Kauaʻi for five years.
Cammy Clark works for Maui Now, Big Island Now and Kauaʻi Now as an editor and news reporter. She has more than 35 years of journalism experience, previously working for the Miami Herald as the Florida Keys Bureau chief and sports writer, the Washington Post, St. Petersburg Times, United Press International, the Orange County Register and WRC-TV/George Michael Sports Machine. She grew up in New Hampshire and studied print journalism at American University in Washington, D.C., where she was the sports editor for the college newspaper, The Eagle. Cammy can be reached at [email protected].