Founder & Senior Editor
Joseph oversees the general operations of Meru Daily News.
He is based in Nairobi. His lifelong love of the journalism was sparked by a childhood spent narrating stories and reciting poems. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Moi University in Eldoret, a post graduate diploma in Information Science at Mt. Kenya University. He spends most of his free time writing stories.
Nick is a correspondent for HCN’s South Desk and a freelance journalist. He is based in Colorado’s Gunnison Valley, which he wrote about in a cover story for the magazine. After graduating from St. Olaf College, a small school in southeastern Minnesota, Nick got his journalism start at a newspaper in the Philadelphia area as a general assignment reporter. He then moved to Washington, D.C., where he covered campaigns, lobbying, and money in politics for E&E News, an environmental and energy publication.
email: nickbowlin at hcn.org
Associate Visuals Editor
Luna wrangles and assigns art and photos for the magazine and website, takes photos herself, and designs HCN materials and magazine pages. In her free time she can be found taking her camera and her dogs, Rhubarb and Fig, for a walk.
email: lunaarchey at hcn.org
Marissa works behind the scenes as the graphic designer on digital, print and social media content. She loves using her creativity to elevate the brand and showcase HCN as a leading news source. Although she is based in Colorado, Marissa is from a small town in Texas and has lived abroad in five other countries. She recently graduated from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts in Cambridge, UK with her Masters in Graphic Design. Whilst at CSVPA, she obtained an internship at Hearst UK with Delish, creating a video series introducing British delicacies to expats. Previously, she has worked for two international airports, two international nonprofits and a clothing brand. Marissa is a Returned Peace Corps volunteer with a love for nature, travel and altruism. When she’s not designing, Marissa loves exploring the west (and everywhere else), dancing, cooking and taking photos.
email: marissa.garcia at hcn.org