ONC Staff Profile
Media Relations Officer, Communications
Greig Bethel is a media relations specialist with 20 years of experience in communications and journalism. Before joining Ocean Networks Canada, he worked as a public affairs officer with the B.C. government; an information officer with the provincial wildfire service; a news editor at the Globe and Mail in Toronto; a sports editor, reporter and blogger at the Vancouver Province; an on-air correspondent for CBC Radio in the Kootenays; and a magazine editor, newspaper columnist and freelance writer.
Greig’s background also includes outdoor adventure, cultural anthropology and creative writing. He has a passion for ocean paddleboarding, and really likes lighthouses and forest fire lookouts. He thinks the oceanscape is more fascinating than outer space, and wants to one day set sail with Steve Zissou.
Greig grew up in the coastal rainforest on a fjord surrounded by mountains, and has lived in ski towns around B.C. Now you will often find him exploring the natural and cultural depths of the reversing tidal rapid near his home in Victoria.