Meet The Team

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Wes Newbury

Co-Founder /Chief Visionary Officer

"I am an avid spearfisher. The kelp forest is unlike any habitat I have ever explored. I hope to share this place with my daughter, but know that will depend on

the proactive measures we take today."

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Kate Newbury

Co-Founder /Chief Executive Officer

"Coastal resiliency begins with food security. Kelp forests have been nourishing human society for millennia. It would be shameful to watch this system fail on our watch."


Jeff Maassen

Chief Operations Officer

"This project has the scope and potential to show that new methods of management can mitigate the effects of climate change through collaboration and technology."