Dave Valdez writes and edits copy for El Dorado Films, from synopsis and taglines to
articles and branding materials. He also supports the business trajectory of the company, focusing on strategic communication. Valdez developed his writing and communication skills during a 21-year career as a U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist. He served at Fleet Combat Camera, Atlantic, Fleet Hometown News Center, USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), Navy Public Affairs Support Element, West, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (now Naval Aviation Warfare Development Center), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command. Valdez is also the father of three LGBTQ+ children, is Jewish, of Ashkenazic and Mexican ancestry, plays roleplaying games weekly, traveled all over the world, possesses an amazing amount of completely useless information, and has distinct views on important subjects like the Oxford comma. Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dave Valdez (ret.) can usually be found at his home in San Diego, and if you’re nice, he may smoke a brisket for you.