Meet Our Team

Joth Davis, PhD

  • Founder, Chief Executive Officer
  • Owner - Baywater Shellfish
  • Adjunct Faculty UW School of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences
  • PI on numerous restoration and enhancement research projects

Dennis Hedgecock, PhD

  • Founder, Chief Science Officer
  • Paxson H. Offield Professor Professor in Fisheries Ecology, USC
  • International expert on shellfish genetics, genomics, and breeding
  • 135 published papers, over 6000 citations

Jon Kroman

  • Chief Development Officer and General Counsel
  • 30+ years legal and organizational development experience
  • Extensive work with sustainability nonprofits and businesses

Ashley Lockhart

  • Hatchery Technician
  • B.S. in Marine Biology from Hawaii Pacific University
  • Hatchery operations, including for the company‚Äôs breeding program at its hatchery at the NOAA Manchester Research Station
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