Derek Paiva was born and raised on the island of Hawai'i. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 1997, he became an editor and writer for Hawaii Business. Paiva has also written freelance features for Honolulu, Spirit of Aloha and Island Scene.
Douglas Peebles has been capturing Hawai'i's beauty ever since he arrived in the islands in 1974. He is a world traveler who has photographed in 45 countries. Currently residing on the windward side of O'ahu, Peebles continues to capture the visual beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.