The Writing of Tiffany Hill
Marijuana Dispensaries in Hawaii
In 2000, Hawaii legalized medical marijuana but never made it easy for qualified patients to obtain it. Sixteen years later, the law finally caught up: Eight companies are preparing to open stores statewide that will sell state-tested and regulated medical marijuana for Hawaii’s roughly 14,000 registered patients. This in-depth feature spotlights the patients, doctors, businesspeople and others inside this new industry.
Payday Lending in Hawaii
In Hawaii, the payday lending industry offers short-term loans with annual interest rates of up to 459 percent. The companies say they are providing an important service, but critics argue they are targeting the needy and driving them further into debt with loans that are costly to repay.
Halawa Valley Caretakers
Father and son, Pilipo and Greg Solatorio call Halawa Valley more than home. Preserving and educating all who traverse through the lush east Molokai valley is their kuleana, or responsibility. This profile feature follows the pair through the valley as they share stories of their life and the valley’s history.
Restoring Kaneohe Bay
For decades, invasive seaweed has smothered Kaneohe bay’s reefs. This feature details how this complex problem is being combated with some creative solutions. Scientists are eliminating the menacing algae with an underwater vacuum that sucks up large chunks of algae and then adding thousands of native collector urchins that keep the invasive from growing back.
Craftspeople are making quality products all across the Hawai‘i islands, including one of its iconic products, the surfboard. From start to finish, this online story features the people making, shaping and glassing surfboards for T&C Surf Designs Hawaii in its Oahu factory in Wahiawa. It was part of AOL’s 50 state feature, “This Built America.”
Tiffany Hill is a professional, freelance writer based in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more than five years she was the associate editor at Honolulu magazine, where she researched and wrote features on Oahu’s rail project, the state’s medical marijuana program, public housing and becoming a roller derby athlete. She also wrote multiple stories on Hawaii’s public education system and the city’s neighborhoods, restaurants and boutiques. Tiffany also has blogging and video production experience.
Prior to working at Honolulu magazine, Tiffany interned at the Honolulu Advertiser where she was a full-time staff reporter. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with degrees in journalism and political science and a minor in women’s studies. She was also the news editor of the UH Manoa student newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii.
Today, Tiffany regularly chronicles newsworthy people, timely events and thought provoking subjects for local publications such as:
- Hana Hou!, the inflight magazine of Hawaiian Airlines
- Hawaii Business magazine
- Hawaii magazine
- UH Magazine
- USA Today‘s 10best.com
She has also written for national publications and companies including AOL, Fodor’s Travel guidebooks and Alaska Airlines Magazine.
Tiffany lives with her husband and their dog and still laces up her quad skates for roller derby.
Tiffany Hill is an award-winning writer and has received multiple recognitions for her work from:
- 2012 City and Regional Magazine Association Awards nomination in the reader service category
- Multiple awards from the Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists
- Multiple awards from the Hawaii Publishers Association
- Carol Burnett Excellence in Journalism Award in 2007
- Editorial Writing: Print and Online
- Promotional and Advertising Copy
- Fact Checking
- Press Releases
Need a wordsmith? I'm currently taking on freelance assignments and would love to hear from you.