Akira is an artist, writer and musician who gained popularity as an outspoken blogger and social media voice, and is now using social media to curate about green living, art and a philosophy of slowing down. He received his Masters of Social Work degree in 2003 and worked for years in the social services profession. His invaluable experience working with vulnerable populations continues to inform his engagement in the digital world. He was the co-founder and editor of Green Door Magazine. He is married to Ellie and lives in Seattle with their three children.
Ellie is an accomplished designer and marketer and has been creative director for a NY based advertising agency for over a decade. Ellie holds a BA with Honors from Queens College, majoring in the arts and marketing, and continued her graduate education at the Gallatin School of the Arts at NYU. She is a graduate Fellow of the Newington Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson. As co-founder and publisher of Green Door Magazine, Ellie guided the creative and marketing elements within the publishing plan and supervised the advertising and circulation efforts.
Headshots of the Ohisos by Kelly Merchant Photography