Jon Coen is a freelance content creator of 20 years, having lived his entire life at the New Jersey Shore.
Essentially a storyteller through various medium, he maintains a sharp editorial pen, but is also experienced in everything from marketing campaigns to video production, copywriting, event coordination, journalism, documentaries and on-screen talent work.
He has written for Surfer Magazine, Inked, ESPN, Men’s Journal, Huck and fa more. He also works with brands like Reef, Danner, Vans, Jetty, Nike, Vuori and Red Bull.
5 Best East Coast Hurricane Swells of All Time
This summer I got all nostalgic for the Hurricane Season of '95. I was 20 years old, listening to punk, working in the back of restaurants and getting on the non-stop hurricane swells that were lining up off the equator. I saw Sublime and Quicksand that summer on the first Warp Tour and it set the tone for summers to come. Jimmicane In honor of the 25 year ...
Steve Larosiliere, Founder and President of Stoked Mentoring for Men’s Journal
Social impact stories are extremely important to me and I learned a whole lot talking to Steve Larosiliere, Founder and President of Stoked Mentoring with this interview for Men's Journal. “That was when I started to mentor foster kids—kids from…low income,” he says, before another noticeable hesitation. “I started mentoring Black kids.” Larosiliere went on to found STOKED with Selema Masekela. Stoked connects kids with mentors in action sports to provide ...
I Made the Cover!
Ok, so it's not the cover of some cool surf mag. Actually, there aren't any surf mags anymore. And it's just the cover of a website, but it's still pretty cool. I have worked with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce since 2015 and learned so much from Executive Director, Lori Pepenella. Last year, they redid their website and used a photo of me for the front page of ...
Caldarella Ask Own Board Of to Lay Him Off As Economy Crashes
I have written about David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation since day one and on occasion, done some volunteering. It has always been an honor to work alongside David Caldarella. With the coronavirus pandemic and the economy in a tailspin, Caldarella selflessly asked the board of directors of his own nonprofit to lay him off. He will try to collect unemployment to save his nonprofit through these tough times. I ...
As the reality of school closings and curfews hits week two, I wrote this piece on Pandemic Parenting for Men's Journal, based on what we're trying to do and some advice from the LBI Consolidated School District Counselor. This is pretty idealistic. Don't think I'm pulling it off myself as easy as this sounds.