Shore Thing Shellfish, LLC (STS) is comprised of four members, each of which is a lifelong
resident of Maryland with specific knowledge of the surrounding area and community.
Kevin Boyle worked at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Aquaculture Facility on the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation project for two seasons, and has one year of oyster hatchery experience at the same facility. Kevin has lead various environmental education and outreach programs in St. Mary's County and has a background in environmental consulting. Kevin graduated from St. Mary’s College with a degree in Biology. He attended the 2010 and 2011 Maryland Aquaculture Conferences as well as many seminars, workshops and meetings for continuing education purposes. Kevin has a working knowledge of seawater systems, pumps and aeration systems, as well as invaluable experience with permitting and regulatory agencies.
Mandy Burch was the Oyster Hatchery Operator at Morgan State University Estuarine Research Center in 2011 (until NOAA funding for the project expired). She also worked as an oyster hatchery technician at Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources oyster Aquaculture Facility in Piney Point for two seasons. Mandy has experience in all aspects of oyster hatchery practices including spawning, larval grow-out, cultch preparation, oyster setting, transporting spat, and surveying oyster plantings. She has environmental education experience, and earned a Biology degree from St. Mary’s College in 2001. She attended the 2010 Maryland Aquaculture Conference as well as an algal workshop in Milford, CT in 2010. She continues to educate herself by attending seminars, workshops, conferences, trade shows and meetings.