.‘The Marin Dad’: Marinfluencer Adam Cohen

Even before I interviewed Adam Cohen, I already felt like I knew the guy, and that’s all thanks to his hilariously on-point social media (@Marin.Dad) reels about life in this here county of Marin.

What do you do?

I’m The Marin Dad, aka Marinfluencer. I promote Marin County businesses through The Marin Dad (themarindad.com) and build offsites for corporate teams through Marin Offsite (marinoffsite.com).

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Where do you live?

Mill Valley.

How long have you lived in Marin?

Since 2019.

Where can we find you when you’re not at work?

Marin is my work. I’m driving around Marin County all day long, interfacing with the community and local businesses to promote our amazing home. Oh yeah, and taking my kids on Marin adventures. I also serve on the board of the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce.

If you had to convince someone how awesome Marin is, where would you take them?

Just look at Marin Dads. They send it off chunky steep trails, surf overhead waves before work and ski Tahoe like they were 16 years old. By far the most Marincredible experience is riding the Dawn Patrol Tam. We ride up in pitch-black darkness to the summit of Mt. Tam to see the sunrise.

What’s one thing Marin is missing?

School buses for public schools. Let’s reduce the traffic.

What’s one bit of advice you’d share with your fellow Marinites?

Let’s embrace the new people moving to Marin. We’ve had a wave of new residents arrive, and they only desire to share in the Marin Magic. I’ve benefited from what I call “Tam Glad.” It’s the spirit of Marin where folks who’ve lived here way longer show me the best of Marin Magic.

If you could invite anyone to a special dinner, who would they be?

Arnold Schwarzenegger!

What’s some advice you wish you knew 20 years ago?

Be curious, not judgemental. I think Walt Whitman said that… and Ted Lasso.

What’s something that in 20 years from now will seem cringeworthy?

Obsession with Stanley water bottles. There’s more to life than water bottles.

Big question. What’s one thing you’d do to change the world?

Think small and local. Helping people doesn’t need to be at scale. The most immediate impact you can make is helping your neighbor.

Keep up with Cohen at @Marin.Dad.

Nish Nadaraja was on the founding team at Yelp, serves on the San Anselmo Arts Commission and is also a Marin dad.

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