This week I had the opportunity to interview Alex Davis, a staff writer for the Middle Township Gazette. He is not a Cape May County native, but chose to take his career in journalism to South Jersey. In the Q&A, he discusses what it’s like to live in Cape May County.
Q: Where are you from?
A: Emporium, Pa.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: University of Pittsburgh
Q: What was your major?
A: Public relations
Q: What is your current occupation?
A: Staff writer with The Middle Township Gazette
Q: What made you decide to live in Cape May County?
A: A journalism job led me to Cape May County. In fact, I had been offered this job before finishing college, which was indeed a blessing. Many of my college classmates are still hunting for jobs related to their majors.
Q: Did you come to Cape May County as a kid? If so, what did you do for fun?
A: I’ve vacationed in Cape May County since I was probably 2 years old. My family and I would hit the boardwalk, go to the beach, head to the water park and visit attractions, like the Cape May Lighthouse. We mostly visited Wildwood, but vacationed in Ocean City once.
Q: What is your favorite and least favorite part about living in Cape May County?
A: The friendly people and relaxed atmosphere are among my favorite things about Cape May County. Oh, having a beach near my apartment is a plus, too. But the lack of people around my age can be depressing at times.
Q: Now, as an adult, what do you do for fun in Cape May County?
A: I do much of the same things as I did as a kid, such as visiting attractions, reading on the beach and going to the boardwalk. I try to hit up a new spot I haven’t visited in Cape May County every other weekend or so.
Q: What advice would you give for people living in the county in the off-season, looking for something to do?
A: Variety definitely exists in Cape May County. You can visit Stone Harbor, which I picture as an artistic town, walk along the free beaches in Wildwood, or hike the trails at the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.
Q: Is there anything else I should know?
A: I majored in public relations because the branch campus I attended did not offer journalism. However, I became editor-in-chief of my college newspaper and won back-to-back national awards. It had been a decade since an award had been won.