By Joe Thoron
Talk about mixed feelings! After almost a decade of hanging around the SeaDoc offices, first as a consultant and then as an employee, I'm moving on to a job opportunity too interesting to pass up (a startup still in stealth mode).
I first met Joe Gaydos because our daughters were in preschool together. When he told me about SeaDoc, and that it was trying to save marine wildlife and the marine environment not only by doing great science but also by making sure the results got into the hands of decision-makers, I was hooked.
It wasn't long before I was helping Joe write a piece about SeaDoc's traveling harbor seal skeleton. Then I was fixing up the website. Then helping to write and send the newsletter. The more work I did with Joe, Jean, and SeaDoc's amazing board members and supporters, the more I loved it. So it was a natural step to join the staff about 5 years ago.
As I roll out of here, I want to give a big shout out of appreciation to everyone here in the office and at UC Davis. And I especially want to say thanks to all of the great donors and supporters I've had a the privilege to get to know over the past decade. SeaDoc attracts some of the warmest and most generous & thoughtful people I've ever met. It's been a great adventure!