About Us

We’re obsessed with well-being.

As a team of writers from HMSA, we love our jobs because we spend every day sharing what we’ve learned about things that matter. And we’ll share them with you through articles, videos, and photos.

Get delicious recipes using Hawaii’s fresh local foods. Let Hawaii’s outdoor activities inspire you to keep moving. Get tips to help you stay on top of your health. Find ways to deal with stress, create a support network, and spend quality time with loved ones. You can comment on articles, share them with others, and be part of conversations.

We love Hawaii and the family, friends, and neighbors who make our community one of the best places in the world to live. Together we’ll explore and discover how to advance the well-being in us all.

Ash Tsuji

Ash Tsuji
is a Zumba® enthusiast, Lego builder, musical theatre dancer, and gym rat. If you need a favor, he’s easily bribed with Italian food.

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Christa Hester

Christa Hester
is a sweet-tea drinking, speed reading, no-shame-karaoke-singing professional, and creative writer.

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Craig DeSilva

Craig DeSilva
is an old soul who’s young at heart. He’s eager to try new things while staying mindful of the past. He writes about his passions so others can experience these joys.

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Denise Lau

Denise Lau
is a content specialist at HMSA. She has her hands full with a precocious, artistic daughter and active son. Her goal is to be healthy and fit while her kids become successful, well-rounded adults.

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Fernando Pacheco

Fernando Pacheco
is a jack-of-all-trades and master of some. He’s on an ongoing pursuit of balancing health with a career in blogging, podcasting, music, and television.

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Jamie Nakasone

Jamie Nakasone
is a book-reading, pool-playing, cat-loving Leo who has rediscovered her love for writing. Whenever she’s not spending time with her family, she’s desperately trying to keep her garden alive.

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Jessika Garcia

Jessika Garcia
is a blogger, makeup junkie, and social media buff. She’ll always say yes to ice cream and shopping.

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Lynn Shizumura

Lynn Shizumura
is an aspiring marathoner, occasional hiker, beginner cook, and lover of all things tomato.

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Marlene Nakamoto

Marlene Nakamoto
has been a writer at HMSA since 1991, which means many of her co-workers are young enough to be her children.

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Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan
is a musically-inclined, bubble-drink-addicted, yogi bookworm. She’s always up for an outdoor adventure with friends or her favorite canine companion.

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Trey Takahashi

Trey Takahashi
is a TV aficionado, bacon junkie, music buff, coffee guru, adman, and classy rock star.

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