When I was kid, I clearly remember eating my breakfast with The Today Show on in the background. I would watch until I had to head out to the bus stop at 7:20 am. This was way before I ever had rescued my first snake at 12, or had any intentions of pursuing a career working with animals on television. Fast forward 18 years, and here I am on the set in famous Studio 1A, pictured with Jenna Bush, Hoda Kotb, and my wife Samantha. Sometimes I still find it hard to wrap my brain around how a simple, Idaho kid landed a spot on one of the most coveted places on morning television. Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. But the climb was well worth it! Now, I’m able to take you behind-the-scenes on what it’s like appearing on Today…
I'm not going to lie; it's definitely been quite a while since my last blog post. I think a lot of it has to do with the simplicity of being able to record a podcast rather than meticulously writing a blog. I have to say though; so much has happened in the last few days, I couldn't help but want to share with you all the photos and experiences that transpired. I hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at my recent time on "The Today Show"- Corbin
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum, 1968.)
This is a quote I read many years ago in Jungle Jack: My Wild Life by Jack Hanna. I've always remembered it. As a wildlife educator, I live by this quote. Every time I have the opportunity to appear on television, the radio, print, or the web, I take my job as a wildlife spokesperson seriously. More than ever, animals need our help. Being an active voice for them has opened up many doors and opportunities I never even imagined. Like a few weeks ago on The Today Show. If you would have told me I would be educating the Former First Lady, Laura Bush, about African Penguin conservation, I wouldn't have believed you. I'm excited to go more in-depth with this experience, along with several other recent ones.
2017, what an incredible year it has been. I seriously can't believe it has flown by so fast (no pun intended). I decided to put together my favorite moments of each month in pictures- which turned out harder than I thought. After many hours and countless cups of coffee, I finally sorted through my 9,000 + pictures and selected my favorites. 2017 was also big year for me on The Today Show- I included those clips as well.
As always, thank you for the support and following me on my journey working with animals. I hope you enjoy this 2017 recap.
Happy New Years!
The last few weeks have been a very exciting time for me. I embarked on two new ventures; a web series and a podcast. It's not exactly the direction I'd thought I go, but life throws you down unexpected paths, and with that, I'm finding new passions I never knew I had. These new ventures have also allowed me to speak to individuals about their own experiences with animals. It's an exciting time and I appreciate you for listening, watching, and following along. Here's a look at the inspiration and the journey creating these new platforms. Hope you enjoy and learn something along the way!