GMʻs new Publisher and Owner, Cynthia Arnold

GMʻs new Publisher and Owner, Cynthia Arnold

Although I have been involved with Generations Magazine (GM) for over 13 years in various capacities, it feels surreal that I now have the privilege of writing this editorial — my first as GM’s new owner and publisher.

Last year, I served as GM’s account executive. Many of you may also know me from my time as head of Senior Move Managers and De-Clutter Hawaii, or when I worked for the American Diabetes Association.

I have been married to my wonderful husband, Trey, for 13 years. We love sports and can often be found watching UH baseball games and other sports with Alexis, our amazingly talented 12-year-old daughter. I also enjoy cheering on the University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team — Roll Tide! And when we aren’t watching sports, you can find us playing them — softball, pickleball, tennis or golf.

Born and raised in Kane‘ohe with my two younger siblings, Chris and Cat, we are the proud children of Cliff and GM Community Relations Director Sherry Goya. While growing up, my mother volunteered for several organizations and at many events. I’m proud to say that her positive influence rubbed off on me. Helping others has also become a lifelong passion of mine. I serve on many boards, including the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society (HPGS), Nishihara Chojin Kai, our neighborhood homeowners association and the PTA at my daughter’s school.

My grandparents, Les and Shirley Ihara, recently passed away. Taking the reins of Generations Magazine is a way for me to honor them. Their legacy of family bonding and community support is very important to me. It fuels my desire to ensure that Generations Magazine remains the very best resource guide for our kūpuna — as did my uncle, Percy Ihara, who handed the reigns of the magazine to me, trusting that I would continue to ensure its quality and longevity.

This is an exciting opportunity and thrilling time for me and I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Aloha… and Roll Tide!
Cynthia Arnold, Owner-Publisher