Ethan Rocke Joins the Team

Posted on Feb 21, 2018

Ethan E. Rocke

Ruralite is pleased to introduce the newest addition to its team of talented editors, Ethan Rocke. Ethan joins Ruralite Services, Inc. as an Assistant Editor with a diverse background in multimedia journalism. He brings skills we’ll gladly tap to meet the evolving needs of those we’re privileged to serve.

Ethan is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. After serving as an U.S. Army infantryman for three years, he later joined the Marine Corps as a combat correspondent. For 10 years he served as a “storyteller of Marines,” working as a writer, photojournalist, editor and film consultant. He is also co-author of The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper’s True Account of the Battle of Ramadi.

Honorably discharged from the Marines in 2011, Ethan earned a B.S. in Photojournalism from Syracuse University and a M.S. in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon.

Why Ruralite?

For Ethan it was simple: the chance to tell stories and serve others.

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about storytelling and its power to connect people and inspire us to imagine and achieve great things,” says Ethan. “Author Jonathan Gottschall says story ‘is perhaps the main cohering force in human life.’ I think he’s right, and so I take very seriously my commitment to the people and communities I serve as a storyteller.”

As part of his new mission at Ruralite, Ethan, in the days ahead, will offer utilities we serve his editing expertise, multimedia storytelling and social-media support. He’ll help guide our Social Media Support Program and be part of Ruralite’s team effort to enrich the ways we communicate, story tell and share information on behalf of utilities.


Personal Note

Ethan and his wife, Sabrina, are both proud veterans and native Californians. They have two “amazing” daughters, Samantha, 12, and Miki, 10. The Rockes, in Ethan’s words, love family, friends, movies, books, fitness, the outdoors and many other awesome things.

Please be sure to give Ethan a warm welcome.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you both for your service to this country! You will love working for Ruralite! I worked for them from 1976 to 1980. I absolutely loved working there! Enjoy your time with them!

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