Travis Quezon (Editor in Chief) was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and received his education at Punahou School, Kapiolani Community College, and the University of Hawaii, where he earned a degree in English. In Hawaii, Travis has been the editor of the Honolulu Weekly and The Hawaii Independent. He received a Hawaii Publishers PAI award for enterprise reporting on Honolulu’s homeless communities in 2008. In 2009, Travis worked as a communications specialist for Hawaii State Representative Mele Carroll, who at the time was chair of the House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs. Travis has also worked as a freelance journalist for Reuters and Bloomberg covering a variety of international stories, including the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings and the U.S.-China South China Seas talks, and reported during numerous occasions in the White House press pool covering President Barack Obama. Upon moving to Seattle in 2012, Travis worked as a graphic designer and copy editor while regularly freelance writing for community newspapers such as Queen Anne & Magnolia News, City Living Seattle, Northwest Asian Weekly, and the International Examiner. Travis came on board as editor of the International Examiner in October 2013.
Alan Lau (Arts Editor) is a grocer, artist, and poet. He served the Asian American arts community as the IE Arts Editor for over 30 years. He ‘s a published poet and author and is the editor of the nation’s most comprehensive Asian Pacific American book review, the Pacific Reader. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and national and international shows.
Lexi Potter (Advertising Manager) lived in Seattle for 18 years before moving to New Zealand for college. Lexi has a BA in Anthropology with first class honors from the University of Auckland. She is passionate about Seattle’s International District and the APIA community. In addition to managing advertising at the International Examiner, Lexi frequently volunteers with 21 Progress, ICHS, SCIDpda, CIDBIA, and The Wing Luke Museum to promote the development and support the well being of the neighborhood. Lexi also organized the largest Dessert Dash in the IE’s history for the 2015 Community Voice Awards.
Ellen Suzuki (Business Manager) has contributed as the IE Business Manager for over 17 years. She has two granddaughters she loves very much, loves to garden, cook and bake delicious goodies.
Ryan Catabay (Creative Director)
Keoke Silvano (Lead Photographer) is a photographer living in Seattle, Washington. He’s spent his entire life living in the Northwest. Keoke has developed a strong connection with various communities of people and has spent years of exploring the region through the lens of his camera. Keoke is an experienced photographer and is available for local and travel assignments. He has experience from portrait to sports photography. He uses an unobtrusive, professional approach to photography, and strives to capture those unique and precious moments in photographs that you will treasure forever. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions.
Jacqueline Wu (Heritage Editor)
Jacob Chin (Operations Manager)
Tuyen Kim Than (Videographer)
Anna Carriveau (Proofreader)
Nina Huang (Calendar Editor)