My name is Scott Slade and I’m Beth Slade and we’re both in charge of Coast Guard surf stations here in Northern California. Everybody knows California beaches are gorgeous, but not everyone sees the danger. That’s why we’ve put together teams that can go out there to save lives and protect assets when mother nature doesn’t cooperate. The work is extremely challenging, but that’s why we train, because when something does go wrong we’re already on it — working seamlessly together like a family. And then of course, there’s our actual family. Three children, three dogs, three goats and eight chickens.
You could say it’s an urban farm but we just call it home. You could say it’s an urban farm but we just call it home. Living on five acres, our house has really has become the center piece for our social circle. Whether it’s big Sunday dinners or movie nights under the stars, the Slade house is the place to be. The Bay Area is not cheap, in fact it’s one of the most expensive places to live in the U.S. But thanks to our housing allowance, which most people in the Coast Guard receive, we’re able to enjoy all of this pretty comfortably. The Coast Guard can give you an amazing career — one where you get to touch peoples lives. A home, wherever you are.