Kaili McDonnough Scott
With nine issues of KÚyA under her belt, editor Kaili Mcdonnough scott couldn’t be happier. “it’s an honor to be the editor of this magazine, as i am so proud to be able to showcase my beautiful island to the rest of the world.” in addition to the full time job of editing and managing KÚyA, Kaili also works at Coldwell Banker as a real estate sales agent.
Janette has a deep passion for newborn and maternity photography. Her work has been featured on Smile Jamaica and in B3 Caribbean magazine and Wellness magazine. she is the founder of Calling The Shots Photography whose portfolio includes both commercial and portrait photography. Janette’s the proud mom of three kids who keep her very busy when she’s not shooting.
Elena Diedrick-Lynch is the sales director of Our Jamaica, the Jamaica Hotel & Tourism Association’s destination guide to the island and is the voice behind blissfulmummy.com, an essential online space for parents. Elena lives on the North coast with her husband and two daughters.
Whether it is a story on interior design, art, food or architecture, Leisha is dedicated to bringing an authenticity to her reader. But behind each story are the people, and it is the subjects behind her KÚYA contributions in this issue that made each so memorable. Leisha has written for Pride magazine in London; Ocean Drive magazine and Florida International Magazine in Miami; The Daily News in New York; and the Jamaica Observer, SkyWritings, Our Jamaica, and MACO in the Caribbean.
Marc Goodman’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Traveler and Vanity Fair, among other publications, but he says the most fun place to be published was Air Jamaica’s SkyWritings. “Everyone you know was a captive audience at one point or another, so you got a great reaction every time you had something in the magazine.” Newly arrived in New York after years in Miami, Marc is currently working at Condé Nast Publications.
Mirah Lim Todd
Mirah Lim Todd has worked at the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) since 2010 as a project coordinator. She is also JET’s Development Consultant, responsible for fundraising. Mirah’s writing has been published in various regional magazines. The article on the Portland Bight Protected Area featured in this issue allowed Mirah to combine her interest in preserving Jamaica’s natural environment with her love of writing and she hopes it will draw more attention to this extremely important part of Jamaica’s natural heritage.
Suki MacDonald-Kapahi is an integral member of the KÚYA team and has shot several covers for this magazine, including ‘Rivendell’, in Whitehouse, St. Elizabeth featured on the cover of this issue. When she isn’t doing work for KÚYA, Suki can usually be found happily snapping away in locales such as The Tryall Club, Round Hill Hotel & Villas and Spring Farm in Montego Bay or taking wedding and portrait photographs.
Luca Khouri is a 19-year-old fashion photographer, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He is currently based in Manhattan, New York, is unrepresented and is a freshman at New York University.