Brad’s interest in shellfish comes as a direct result of growing up in the Mid-Atlantic region. Raised just a few miles from the Mason-Dixon line in Hanover, PA, Brad was heavily influenced by the Maryland seafood culture and developed an early appreciation for the mighty Chesapeake Bay. When approached with the idea from his childhood friend of starting a small oyster farm, the answer was an easy one. Since inception, War Shore has always been committed to ethically growing and now sourcing the freshest, highest quality shellfish in the United States. Brad takes pride in working with some of the most talented chefs in the area and forging strong relationships with the farmers that provide War Shore a highly specialized and unique portfolio of products. He is convinced these are contributing factors to War Shore’s growth into a multi-million-dollar company.
Prior to co-founding War Shore Oyster Co in 2010, Brad spent his entire post college career as a Sales Professional. Primarily working in Software Sales, Brad has consistently been a top performer for several industry leading companies with a focus and specialty in new territory expansion and new product growth both Domestically and Internationally. He has managed territories in several major economic hubs including Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Washington DC. Brad splits his time between the Washington, DC area and his home in Portland, ME. When not traveling, he enjoys swimming, running, live music, and exploring the local restaurant scene with his wife Hannah and their two boys.
Favorite War Shore Product(s) – War Shore Oyster (VA) + Jack’s Point Oyster (ME)
Hannah Blymier – Owner/CFO
Hannah joined War Shore Oyster Co. in 2018. Hannah’s extensive experience in the Food and Beverage industry as a General Manager and Events Coordinator has taken her all over the United States managing a winery in Healdsburg, CA, a distillery in Purcellville, VA, and several landmark restaurants in Park City, UT.
At the core of her experience is a rock-solid commitment to customer service and quality. Today she manages finances for War Shore Oyster Co. as well as Product Procurement. Hannah works from her home-base in Portland, Maine where she enjoys, skiing, biking, yoga, and managing the very active lives of her husband and two young boys, Jett and Jack.
Favorite War Shore Product(s) – U16/20 Gulf Shrimp + “Cold Cracked” Maine CK Lobster Meat.
Colin Dooley – Sales
Colin hails from the Garden State of New Jersey and comes to War Shore with a background in sales. Quickly proving himself to be an asset to the team, Colin effectively manages Inside Sales and Customer Support. Colin is an integral part of the team, performing many of the daily sales activities and tasks that keeps War Shore running like a well-oiled machine. He currently lives outside of Boston, MA where he enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach, skiing, and cooking.
Favorite War Shore Product- U10 Deep Sea Atlantic Dry Scallops.
Mike Truman – Operations Manager
Mike is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and came to War Shore in 2017, having been a Sales Route Supervisor for sixteen years with H&S Bakery in Baltimore, MD. Mike quickly proved himself to be an integral part to the team and was promoted to Operations Manager where he now oversees War Shore’s Operations Facility in Jessup, MD. Mike and his team focus on ensuring that each and every War Shore product is received, sorted, packed, and delivered with care to every customer while strictly adhering the highest industry standards set forth by the FDA and MD Department of Health. Mike played basketball while serving our country in the Navy, is a proud father of three children, and enjoys all things sports.
Favorite War Shore Product(s)- U10 Deep Sea Atlantic Dry Scallops + U16/20 Gulf Shrimp.
Arnie Jones – Senior Route Driver
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Arnie comes to War Shore with over thirty years of professional experience as a Route Driver. Working for various reputable companies in the DMV, and now War Shore, Arnie has proven to be as reliable as they come. He plays a very important role within the Operations Team at War Shore. Arnie’s enthusiastic can do attitude is infectious and is appreciated and noted by all the customers on his routes. Arnie has two daughters and three grandchildren. When not working, Arnie enjoys spending time with his family, and jamming out to his favorite tunes.
Favorite War Shore Product(s) – Copps Island Blue Point Oyster + U16/20 Gulf Shrimp.
Dennis Briggs – Route Driver
Dennis is the newest member of the War Shore Team, and native of Maryland. He currently resides in the eclectic Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. Dennis works part-time for War Shore while pursuing a B.F.A. in Product Design. A quick study, Dennis has effortlessly woven himself into the fabric of the company and supports the team on the road and in any other capacity needed. He is a true asset to the team. When away from War Shore, and his studies, Dennis enjoys Whitewater Kayaking and Painting.
Favorite War Shore Product- Battle Creek Oyster “the brinier the better”