The OWCN is happy to introduce the newest addition to our team, Scott Buhl! Scott comes to us with a variety of experience, most recently having worked for almost 6 years at The Marine Mammal Center, filling various roles during that time (including Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, and Volunteer Resources Manager).
I would like to share a glimpse into who Scott is, by sharing some of his responses during a recent conversation I had with him.
What inspires you to do what you do?
When asked this question, without hesitation, Scott answered that his love of the ocean has been instrumental in guiding his studies and chosen career path. He is a native California kid, having grown up in the San Diego area, visiting SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo countless times during his childhood. He also spent time along the Central coast and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. Since then he has worked for various organizations that share a common theme: ocean and animals.
What do you do on weekends?
Scott loves exploring nature with this dog, Charley, and his girlfriend, Kelli. They also are adventurous on the culinary side, exploring restaurants, especially dog-friendly restaurants that have good beer. Movies are also a passion for Scott. Favorite movies? Shawshank Redemption and American History X.
What inspires you today?
“Effective action toward positive change”. Scott believes this to be a central theme in every place he has worked, including the OWCN. He is also inspired by seeing other people’s compassion and positive actions to make the world a better place for the environment and its animals.
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.
As the Wildlife Recovery Specialist, Scott will be assisting with Wildlife Recovery trainings throughout the state, and helping to increase our readiness and response capabilities on the inland side, as well as the marine side.
We are happy and proud to have Scott join our team. WELCOME, SCOTT!