Bren Smith, GreenWave Executive Director and owner of Thimble Island Oyster Co., has pioneered the development of sustainable 3D ocean farming. A lifelong commercial fisherman, he was chosen as one of six “Ocean Heroes” by Oceana. He has been profiled by The New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and the Wall Street Journal and his writing has appeared in National Geographic and The Atlantic. Learn more...
Brendan Coffey, GreenWave Deputy Director and COO, is a social entrepreneur with a background in building sustainable businesses. He has traveled around the world visiting and researching ocean farmers, activists and fishermen. He recently graduated from Enstitute, where he apprenticed under the leaders of Shelby.tv and Sandbox.
Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Joe is responsible for designing & building products and tools that support collaboration across the GreenWave community. As an experienced executive, he has spent the better part of his career as a tech entrepreneur.
GreenWave Senior Fellow, Emily Farr, specializes in the development of community-supported fisheries as an alternative funding model for small-scale ocean farmers and the carbon-sequestration and biofuel potential of kelp farming. She works for the Yale Sustainable Food Project and was recently awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to study the potential for 3D farming in Italy.
GreenWave Senior Fellow, Danny Macri, leads GreenWave's artisanal salt processing research, as well as exploring how ecological processes affect food security and provide cultural value. He is a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and previously worked for environmental and agriculture programs in Asia for USAID.