About Us

At Island Scene, we believe you can live your best every day. We strive to help you find all the small (and big) ways that you can live happy and healthy. We’re a motley crew of creatives from your friendly neighborhood health organization, HMSA. And we’re bringing you local stories and videos about all the things that make life worth living. We’re your partner in health and well-being through whatever life throws at you.

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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Courtney Takabayashi

Courtney Takabayashi

is a writer who consumes yummy food and pop culture in mass quantities. She loves shopping, playing video games, and collecting things that look like other things.

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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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David Frickman

David Frickman

is an avid Twitter reader and daily fantasy sports junkie. Former radio journalist and collegiate bowler. Wife and two dogs give him lots to go home to. He says, I'm the one on the left.

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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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Lynn Shizumura

Lynn Shizumura

is a runner, 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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