Kelp Innovation Specialist
Liz has always been in awe of the ocean, feeling her best at the beach, the dock or banding bugs on her partner’s lobster boat. Dedicating her life to all things ‘salty’ led her to Maine in 2010, where she has been farming the cool, clean, waters of the Gulf of Maine since 2016. While on the water crew at Bangs Island Mussels, she cultivated native mussels, scallops and kelp in Casco Bay. She has collaborated with researchers at the University of New England and the US Naval Academy on a Department of Energy aarp-e MARINER award to create a validated hydrodynamic model, using oceanographic instrumentation along with full scale kelp farms in Saco Bay. She is a published author in multiple scientific journals and has presented her research nationally. On land, Liz, has a background operating aquatic systems that she is excited to contribute and expand in the Atlantic Sea Farms nursery!