After graduating from Emory University in 1974, Knox moved to the Pacific Northwest where he pursued his passion for fishing and worked as a journalist for several newspapers. In a short while, he became a food critic for the Willamette Observer. That experience led Knox back to Atlanta in 1977 and the launching of Cuisine Atlanta, the first magazine in Atlanta that was dedicated to restaurant profiles.
As Knox was building his magazine’s restaurant profiles, it became increasingly apparent that few restaurants offered any fish dishes other than something that had been frozen and deep-fried. So he took a chance and began flying in high-quality fish from the Pacific Northwest, which he sold out of the back of a pickup truck to a handful of chefs who were eager to put it on their menus. Three decades later, Inland Seafood is the largest processor and distributor of fish and seafood in the Southeast.
A native Atlantan, Knox resides in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood with his wife, Joan, and chocolate lab, Winston.