The Story Behind First Coast Life
I’m a lucky man! I live in a place that I love … the First Coast.
I get to do the things that I love. Fate, maybe destiny, has placed me in North East Florida for a reason for the last 12 years. Every day since arriving from Colorado I have loved sharing through the lens the “beauty and fun” of this amazing place so many of us call home.
A few years ago, I had a vision, an idea – to share all that is wonderful about the First Coast with as many as possible online. You know, really help people embrace our unique area. I wanted a “place” to showcase all that is positive, something people WANTED to see, read, share, and be a part of.
A “place” to forge connections and bring our special community even closer together.
I wanted to package that “feeling” and create a platform for locals to share their creativity, art, images, memories and stories. Celebrate all that they too find amazing and unique about First Coast Life.
Through this new site, I seek to uplift our creative community, locals and businesses as I feel they’ve also done for me.
It’s now time, to take my nearly 40 years (gasp) of tech/marketing/sales skills combined with my creative energy, to try and give back to the friends and place that I love and have given me (and Maddie) so much.
Welcome to FirstCoast.Life …
I am open for fresh ideas and welcoming of all the locals that have a similar desire to promote our First Coast Life in nothing but a positive way.
Thank you for hearing my story, and with my utmost respect, I hope to take this journey with you too, for many years to come …
Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.
~ Jesse Owens ~
We are now in growth mode building out our team, and need many folks to come be a part of:
- Contributors (Storytellers, Photographers, Writers, Bloggers, and Musicians)
- Content Managers
- City Ambassadors
- Supporting Businesses (Sponsors)
- Business Subject Matter Experts
- Content (stories and photos) from YOU
To create a digital platform for conversations between creatives, business owners and the local community.
Stories need to be told, and heard!