PACIFIC HYBREED PARTNERS

JOTH DAVIS, PhD
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

  • Owner, Baywater Shellfish
  • Owner, Hood Canal Mariculture
  • 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 Emeritus
  • International expert on shellfish genetics, genomics, and breeding
  • 135 published papers, over 6000 citations
JON KROMAN, JD

Chief Development Officer and General Counsel

  • 30+ years legal and organizational development experience
  • Owner, Hood Canal Mariculture
  • Extensive work with sustainability nonprofits and businesses

PACIFIC HYBREED STAFF

JEREMY ESPOSITO

Director of Operations

  • Industry professional with a decade of experience in oyster aquaculture
  • Pioneered build-out of multiple new oyster hatcheries and setting facilities
  • Extensive knowledge of all oyster hatchery and production operations

KIMBERLY SMITH
Production Manager

  • Focused on breeding program developmentĀ 
  • Experience in husbandry and spawning activities
  • Strong interest in environmental studies, research and field work
OLIVIA CATTAU

Lab Technician/Researcher

  • Graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences
  • Former member, Washington Conservation Corps (2018-2019)
  • Husbandry and research experience with cuttlefish, sea cucumbers, cockle clams, pinto abalone, and various oyster species
ERIN HORKAN

Lab Technician/Researcher

  • Experience in marine husbandry and research
  • Led marine science education on a remote island reserve
  • Critical knowledge of abalone and oyster hatcheries
DAVE MOWRY

Hawaii Hatchery Manager

  • Experience in marine husbandry and research
  • Led marine science education on a remote island reserve
  • Critical knowledge of abalone and oyster hatcheries
ALEXA ROMERSA

Hatchery Research Technician

  • Education in rocky shore ecology, aquaculture systems design, and crustacean bioenergetics
  • Research experience includes building and testing food delivery mechanisms for recirculating barnacle aquaculture systems.
  • Extensive industry experience with Pacific Northwest seafood and commercial fisheries
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