South Carolina Shellfish Growers Association

Jared Hulteen, President

Jared is the co-owner of Barrier Island Oyster Company on Wadmalaw Island. Jared cut his teeth for nearly a decade as a marine biologist for the SC DNR, focusing on oyster restoration and conservation. He manages day-to-day operation of the farm, which includes setting and repairing gear, thinning oyster crops to allow proper density for growth, farm tours, inventory management, and sorting product for quality assurance before sale. Jared is a proud graduate of the College of Charleston. On a mission to hand raise the finest oysters in Charleston, Barrier Island Oyster Co. grows premium singles from seed to market size entirely in floating baskets. 

Our growers make the difference.

​The SC Shellfish Growers Association represents clam and oyster growers and harvesters. Our officers and Board members serve without pay and are elected on a rotating basis by our membership.

Board of Directors

Andrew Speaker, Vice President

Andrew is the owner of Toogoodoo Oyster Company on Yonges Island , where he grows his signature Toogoodoozies. HE and his team also run one of the largest hatcheries south of Virginia where they produce both clam and oyster seed.

Bob Baldwin, Treasurer

Bob is a clam farmer in McClellanville and has been in the business for decades. Bob has been involved in shaping the shellfish mariculture industry from day one in South Carolina; from developing technologies to crafting regulations. He is happiest on the water and takes pride in producing a great product and doing his part to maintain a healthy ecosystem.

​​​Caitlyn Mayer, Secretary

Caitlyn is the business manager and an oyster grower for Charleston Oyster Farm.  She is also an adjunct Geology Professor at the College of Charleston studying water quality. While obtaining her degrees she worked at several restaurants around Charleston, and became passionate about sustainable local food and flavor.