Editor’s Note: All in the Ohana

December, 2005

It takes teamwork to put Hawaii Business together. Some issues, such as this month s Black Book, are huge undertakings. Here are some of the folks who put their hearts and souls into bringing this magazine to you each month. It is my privilege to call them my colleagues.


Editor at Large/Hawaii Business, PacificBasin Communications
B. 1962; Honolulu, HI EDUC. St. Louis HS, ’80; U of Hawaii, BA, English/Political Science ’85; The American U, MFA, Creative Writing, ’90 EXP. Has been with Hawaii Business for six years; travel writer, contributing editor and one-time managing editor at Pacific Travelogue, publishers of Pacifica, the inflight magazine of Continental Micronesia and Hana Hou!, the inflight magazine of Hawaiian Airlines. HOBBIESChasing young son, marine fish keeping, watching Law and Order and Columbo, golf (rarely) FAM. Cyd, account executive, Hawaii Home + Remodeling; 1 child  1993 Honolulu Magazine Fiction Contest Grand Prize Winner, used to review movies for theHonolulu Weekly
Assistant Creative Director, PacificBasin Communications
B. 1970, Honolulu, HI EDUC. St. Louis HS, 88; U of Hawaii, BA, Liberal Studies w/focus on advertising and additional graphic design studies
EXP. Graphic Designer, Marriott Food Service (’92-99); Partner, Point b Inc. (’95-99); Schiller Group (’99-00); PacificBasin (’00-present) HOBBIESElectric guitars, toys, Apple computers OBSESSIONS Diet Coke, ’80s, pop culture, Van Halen FAM. Dana Funai, Office MGR, PBS Hawaii
Associate Art Director, PacificBasin Communications
B. 1979, Honolulu, HI EDUC. Kaimuki HS, ’97; Honolulu Community College, AD, Communication Arts. EXP. Town & Country Surf, Store Supervisor (’98-02), Visual Merchandiser (’02-03); Trade Publishing Co., Graphic Designer (’03-04): Pacific Basin Communica-tions, (’04-present)HOBBIES Bodyboarding, longboarding, paddling
Associate Editor/Hawaii Business, PacificBasin Communications
B. 1973, Huntington, NY EDUC. Boston College, BA English EXP. City hall/regional reporter, The News-Times, Danbury, CT (’98-01); Political/environmental reporter, Pacific Daily News, Hagatna, Guam, (’01-03); Republic of Palau correspondent for Pacific Daily News, Agence Presse-France, Pacific Magazine, and Radio New Zealand International (’03-04); environmental reporter, The Bradenton Herald, Bradenton, FL (’04-05); associate editor, Hawaii Business (’05-present) HOBBIES Scuba, surfing, hiking, traveling FAM. Katherine Chaston, extension agent, coral reef management, U of Hawaii  Pacific Ocean Science Fellow, 2002, Cook Islands; Society of Professional Journalists first place investigative awards in Connecticut, Micronesia and Florida
Editorial Assistant/Hawaii Business. PacificBasin Communications
B. 1982; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou HS, HI, ’00; U of Washington, BA, Communications, Journalism, ’04 HOBBIES Reading, jewelry making, hiking
Managing Editor/Hawaii Business, PacificBasin Communications
B. 1974, Lihue, HI EDUC. Kapa’a HS, Kauai, HI; U of Denver, U of Northern Colorado, BA, Journalism EXP. Managing Editor (’03-present), Assistant Editor (’01-03), Associate Editor (’00-01), Hawaii Businessmagazine; Freelance writer, various publications (’98-00); Guest service rep., Outrigger Hotels & Resorts (’98-00); Editorial Assistant, H30 Hawaiian Heavywater (’97-98); Newswriter, KQNG radio (1996) CLUBSYoung Business Council, Envision Hawaii, Society of American Business Editors and Writers COM. BD. Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Alliance Board, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Traveling, poker, ocean sports, reading, photography  Pacific Century Fellow (class of 2004); Small Business Administration Journalist of the Year, County of Honolulu (2005); Alliance of Area Business Publications bronze award for Best Body of Work (2003); Christian Children s Fund sponsor (2005)

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