OLENA HEU | writer
Living a life of passion, Olena Heu is passionate about travel, delicious food and most of all sharing positivity. After a decade of working in radio and television news (the decade prior in food and beverage) she ditched her day job for a life of self-employment, freelance writing and traveling. In this issue, Heu is thrilled to showcase a new contemporary Hawaiian restaurant in Ka‘anapali. “Mauka Makai takes those familiar flavors, iconic Hawaiian dishes and transforms them; this resonated with me as a homegrown kama‘aina,” she shares. Read her take on the Maui restaurant in “Going Native” on page 150. This adventure-seeker is also an avid hiker, snorkeler and can often be found floating in secretly hidden tide pools.