by LYDIA COBB | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Every Story Matters

faces_cox_1Edward Cox grew up as an Air Force kid, primarily in Florida. Being on the move came naturally. While he and his family are now settled in 92129, he finds freedom on long drives. “We can easily take a drive out to the beach or the desert,” shared Ed. “So many great views all around. I am a huge fan of the San Diego lifestyle and I think a big part of that is the driving culture. It is definitely the best city in the U.S. to own a convertible.”

As the CEO of everyStory, a story-sharing app available on iOS, Android, and the internet, Ed’s chapters continue to unfold. He attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate degree in telecommunications and his master’s in management from the university’s Warrington College of Business. His passion to enter the film business carried him to Los Angeles, where he worked in film post-production. He became an executive of a film technology start-up, which led to executive roles in sectors from biotech to consumer health and technology.

Name: Edward Cox
Community: Living close to Camino Del Sur
Hobbies: Driving, being a dad, watching college football, and movies
Favorite Spot: Anywhere with a wonderful view

faces_cox_3He’s entering his second year with everyStory. everyStory was founded by his business partner, Dave Keen. When Dave was diagnosed with colon cancer, his son was just a year old. He wanted him to know his voice and to hear his stories. Dave is now cancer free – but these life experiences motivated the launch of everyStory. Anyone can record their stories with uploaded photos secured in the cloud. Users can invite others to join and share their memories. “My father-in-law, who was a great storyteller, passed away from colon cancer,” revealed Ed. “A few months after that, my first child was born. Those two events made me realize just how precious stories really are and that we must do everything we can to preserve them.”

More than anything, Ed reminisced that he loves being a dad. “My daughter is amazing,” he added. “I’m absolutely crazy about my wife and daughter.” When he finds the free time, Ed enjoys watching college football and movies, especially, he described, the “big, epic blockbusters.”
Everyone’s stories matter, and Ed’s love of stories is what makes him passionate about the work he does.