His line crew was down on moral, and the East Coast Lineman Instagram page was born. The videos originally started as a way to cheer up the crew and pull them out of their funk. They have now gone viral and so has his page. East Coast is a major contributor to the brother’s keeper movement and the creator of Bobby the line grunt. He uses his gift of comedy and love of linework to push a message of positivity and safety to our trade.
The East Coast Lineman’s goal is to bring a little humor to what is a very serious and dangerous job. “When I make a video, the goal is that if someone watches and gets a laugh from it, they pass it along and keep the laughter spreading. Linemen do serious work, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun as well.”