all stories from this project:
Voices from Underwater: Reflections from a Geoduck Dive Harvester
Heath Heller, an Olympia native, was introduced to geoduck farming along his circuit of seasonal work. He has worked various jobs, including diving to harvest geoduck.
Voices from the Deck: Reflections from a Geoduck Diive Harvest Tender
Chris Harnish came to geoduck farming from a background in migrant work. Since he was eighteen, Chris followed the seasons, finding employment in various land and water-based industries - from “aligatorin’’ in New Orleans to selling gems in Tucson. He has since settled with his wife and kids in his hometown of Olympia, where he works year-round for Sound Shellfish.
Voices from the Night: Reflections from the Winter Night Harvest
Luke Gumke moved from the North Cascades region to South Puget Sound in 2007. He currently manages Arcadia Point Seafood, a Shelton-based geoduck farm owned by Vicki and Steve Wilson.