Brown first met Sea Shepherd in 1982 in Japan when he was on assignment for NBC to produce a segment about the Iki Island dolphin slaughter. That experience and his friendship with Watson inspired him to use his professional media skills to further the conservation of marine wildlife.
For the past 26 years, Brown has crewed on numerous campaigns, not only as a cinematographer but as a deckhand, quartermaster, zodiac driver, officer and even captain in Watson’s absence. He has also served on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society board of directors for eight years, was secretary treasurer for four years and ultimately served on the board of advisors.
Professionally, Brown continues to work in the television and film business. He produced NBC’s #1-rated show, Real People, for four years; was one of the original producers of Entertainment Tonight; produced an award-winning children’s program Pops; contributed to the startup of the Disney Channel and the Playboy Channel; and produced original programming for Outdoor Life Network and numerous other adventure/wildlife programs worldwide.
Brown’s vocation and avocation have led him to every country in the world, thus reinforcing the necessity to communicate his conservation message to his fellow humans as it obvious that they still have a lot to learn.