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 reporter for Kauai Now. 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 is an award-winning journalist, receiving recognition from the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Tiffany grew up on the Big Island and is passionate about telling the community’s stories.
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.\"
Nathan Christophel has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, starting out as a reporter and working his way up to become a copy editor and page designer, most recently at the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in Hilo.
Megan Moseley is a multi-platform journalist based in Hawaiʻi. 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. Find her @meganmoseleyjournalist or at www.meganmoseley.com.
Max Dible is the former News Director for both Big Island Now and Kauai Now. He also served as the News Director for Pacific Media Group\'s Hawai‘i Island family of radio stations. He formerly worked as a community reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2016 to 2019.
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.
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 Pacific Media Group as an editor and news reporter. She has more than 30 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.
Amanda lives in Hanapēpē. She has had a love for newspapers and journalism since she was 12 years old. She attended the University of Oregon where she obtained a journalism degree. She interned at the Hermiston Herald. She has been a Kauai Now contributor since June 2022.