Chief Podcasting Officer | Director of Communication at DeepSea MGZN

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DEEPSEA MGZN, a community leader in sharing stories in and around the diving and underwater community, is thrilled to announce the appointment of AJ Barse as the Director of Communications and Chief Podcasting Officer.

In this pivotal role, Barse will spearhead DEEPSEA MGZNs communication strategies, ensuring a seamless flow of information internally and externally. With an impressive background in education and content creation, Barse brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the DEEPSEA team. AJ’s, extensive experience in design and podcast storytelling, positions Barse as a valuable asset to the DEEPSEA MGZN Made Under Pressure original series. Barse’s proven track record and showcase as a headlined Adobe Educational Leader (AEL) speaker in the education track at the 2023 Adobe MAX conference, speaks to his commitment to the digital arts and pushing technology and platforms further in digital storytelling. Barse holds an M.Ed, Continuing and College Education (CCE) and BA Ed., both from Western Washington University. He is also a second-generation diver in his family, is an SSI Master Diver, and dives regularly in the Puget Sound and Salish Sea waters in the Pacific Northwest around his home in Bellingham Wa. USA.

“I am excited to join DEEPSEA MGZN and contribute to its ongoing success. Collaboration, storytelling, and community are the backbone of any organization, and I look forward to navigating DEEPSEA MGZN’s communication strategies to new depths. As the host of the Made Under Pressure podcast, I look forward to showcasing the stories and talents of the various men and women in the wide but deep, diving community.” AJ Barse / Communication Director

“We are delighted to welcome AJ Barse to the DEEPSEA MGZN family. AJ’s talents as an Instructional Designer, Technologist, Diver, Photographer, and Podcaster will be invaluable on and off the mic. His 13 years of podcasting across Lummi Nation Podcast Radio, Bellingham Podcast, and the Analog Explorer podcast makes him the perfect host for the Made Under Pressure podcast and builds bridges to the stories within our diving community. AJ’s strategic vision and keen understanding of effective digital storytelling and communications align seamlessly with our 2024 goals. We are confident that AJ will play a key role in advancing our mission and fostering strong relationships with our global channel partners and stakeholders.” Jeff Scott CEO/Founder

As AJ assumes his role, DEEPSEA MGZN looks forward to achieving new milestones in storytelling excellence. We are confident that under their leadership, our communication strategies will evolve to meet the ever-changing landscape of the diving and underwater community.

AJ Barse
Director of Communication
Chief Podcasting Officer