Chief of Mission

Bren Smith is Sea Greens Farms Chief of Mission. In addition, he is the Executive Director of GreenWave and the owner of Thimble Island Oyster Co.

He pioneered the development of restorative 3D ocean farming. A lifelong commercial fisherman, his work has been profiled by CNN, The New Yorker, NPR, Bon Appetit, National Geographic Television’s Future of Food series, and the Wall Street Journal. Bren’s farming model is designed to restore ocean ecosystems, mitigate climate change, and create blue-green jobs for fishermen — while ensuring healthy, local food for communities. In 2015 he was awarded the Buckminster Fuller Prize for ecological design. In 2013, Smith was chosen as one of six “Ocean Heroes” by Oceana and Future of Fish’s “Ocean Entrepreneur” of the year. He is an Ashoka Fellow and Echoing Green Climate Fellow. In 2013, Bren was awarded Echoing Green’s Climate fellowship. In 2012 Smith was asked to join the Young Climate Leaders Network.


Executive Chairman

Mike Shim is a veteran technology and consumer products entrepreneur, investor and lawyer based in Silicon Valley. He is the CEO of Truth North Cos., a venture operating company building purposeful companies that improve the world through business, while delivering superior long-term returns to their employees, investors and the communities they serve. Mike is a co-founder of New Frontier Foods Inc., makers of "Ocean's Halo" seaweed snacks, and continue to serve on the Board of Directors. In addition, Mike serves as a Board member or Advisor of several private companies and non-profits, including GreenWave. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law and B.A. from Georgetown University. 



Sea Greens Farms Supports

GreenWave's Restorative Model to:


3-D Ocean Farming 

Why Eating Kelp is Good for You and the Environment