The following is from the SeaDoc Society.
SeaDoc is excited to announce our newest addition to the team, Justin Cox, who will serve as communications and marketing manager starting in January. If Cox’s name rings a bell, it’s because he has contributed to SeaDoc for the past few years in his role with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at UC Davis. He and his family will arrive at the island at the end of January. Allow Justin to introduce himself:
“My family and I are extremely excited for this opportunity and we look forward to our arrival on the island come January! A few years ago, while editing the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center’s online magazine, I pitched the idea of a themed volume dedicated to the Salish Sea.
“I connected with the SeaDoc team and booked a three-day stay on the island, with only a vague idea at the time of the specific stories we would create. Joe Gaydos lent me his pickup truck (Rage Against the Machine queued up in the CD player) and stacked my agenda with boat trips, interviews, lunch meetings and more. I used the gaps in my schedule to film b-roll atop Mt. Constitution, watch Joe’s daughter play a high school soccer game, edit video in Eastsound cafes and bars, etc. I was amazed by the place (the sea, the town, the mountains, the valleys…all of it).
“In the years that followed, I began working with SeaDoc more routinely, which resulted in more trips to Orcas for the Wine and Sea Auction. I turned the most recent auction into a family road trip so that they could experience it as well.”
Cox has a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Monterey Bay and a master’s degree in multimedia storytelling from Northwestern University. He worked in journalism prior to joining the UC Davis One Health Institute/Wildlife Health Center four years ago. Cox also writes music and plays in a band. He is moving with his wife Bianca and two kids, Noah, 5 and Milo, 2.