Karen is our resident storyteller and chief nurturer. She is the keeper of the brand for our clients and, as mama bear, serves as both muse and guide to our content creators, encouraging them to reach for their most powerful and engaging posts, and then delight in the outcomes. A web designer and end-user architect for over 15 years, she knows what customers want and need to love to a brand.
An author, speaker, coach, consultant, radio talk show guest, and instructor at Pacific New Media at UH Manoa, she teaches businesses/nonprofits how to truly inspire. A professional member of the Social Media Club Hawaii, she was voted one of Hawaii`s Top 15 Social Media Influencers in 2012, and has created her own vibrant audience of over 12,000 #spiritsays followers and fans who read her channeled wisdom daily.
Gwen is a skypuncher! Helping clients to envision their perfect social world, she then maps the quickest and most affordable route to get there. A crackerjack strategist, and one of the leaders of the social media revolution in Hawaii, she has been on the front lines from the beginning and knows what works. She has guided clients from China to Australia through their social media journey—from budget to best practices—as they embraced new ways to connect with their audience.
A fine art, graphic design and marketing background, in 2009 she followed her passion and co-founded Wahine Media. Board President for Social Media Club Hawaii two years running, a finalist for Pacific Edge Magazine’s Young Professional of the Year, she was also a speaker for Ignite Honolulu at Punahou. An instructor at Pacific New Media at UH Manoa, she teaches everything from Social Media Ads to Killer Campaigns.
Lara HoltSocial Media Supervisor
Lara came to us as an intern, and is now one of our most valued team members, running customer service teams, and creating some of our most imaginative and “engagement-getting” content.
Growing up all over the world, Lara developed an interest in people and cultures, and got a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, and a joint Master’s degree in Communications/Business at Hawai′i Pacific University. She has worked at consular offices of the US State Department during crises, as Membership Services Director for the Musicians’ Union during the closure of the 110 year-old Honolulu Symphony, and in Washington DC connecting aspiring entrepreneurs with angel investors. She serves on the Board of Social Media Club Hawaii and did we mention she’s a Spartan?