Our Mission: To build a community of environmental stewards and empower their actions to conserve wildlife and protect the planet
WHO WE ARE: Running Wild Media has expertise in conservation biology, international travel and filmmaking. We have traveled the world, filming and creating content that tell stories of conservation and adventure. Our passion for storytelling is immense and drives us to create impactful conservation videos.
In addition to the filmmaking process, we believe the life beyond the film is just as important. We dedicate our expertise in educational programing to create campaigns and programs to promote behavior change where it matters.
Justin has a B.Sc in Biology with a specialization in marine and aquatic science and a minor in environmental science from Bowling Green State University. Justin has an extensive amount of experience in field research by working on numerous conservation initiatives around the world. Justin also has formal teaching experience which he draws from to create educational content pertaining to wildlife. Justin's passion for wildlife and education has involved him in documentary filmmaking.
Justin is a 2017 Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader
Alex Goetz is a two-time Emmy nominated wildlife filmmaker and photographer, who has been recognized by National Geographic WILD as winner of the 2016 "Wild to Inspire" film competition, and is the co-founder of a production company called Running Wild Media, that specializes in wildlife and conservation filmmaking. An Ohio native whose work has been featured on Nat Geo WILD, his extensive travels have taken him from the countryside of Tasmania, to Alaska, the vibrant islands of Marshall Islands, and road-tripping around four amazing African countries filming wildlife and conservation efforts.
Alex is a 2019 Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leader, 2019 NAAEE 30 under 30, TEDxToledo 2017 speaker, and a 2013 graduate from Bowling Green State University, with a degree in Film Production and Environmental Science