MEET THE FAMILY

John J. Maxwell   Working on the bay since he was 7 years old, John took the helm at Maxwell Shellfish in 1981 at 24 years of age. His work on the bay took him from Oysters to Clams and back again. He was co-founder and first president of the New Jersey Shellfisheries Association and currently serves as Chairman of the Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council and on the Marine Fisheries Council.  In 2014 he received the Hurley Conklin Award for a lifetime of achievement in the Barnegat Bay tradition.    Nicknames:  DAD!   Specialties Include:  Being the Boss & Bossing everyone around   Famous Quote:  “This is the life you’ve chosen”

John J. Maxwell

Working on the bay since he was 7 years old, John took the helm at Maxwell Shellfish in 1981 at 24 years of age. His work on the bay took him from Oysters to Clams and back again. He was co-founder and first president of the New Jersey Shellfisheries Association and currently serves as Chairman of the Atlantic Coast Shellfish Council and on the Marine Fisheries Council. In 2014 he received the Hurley Conklin Award for a lifetime of achievement in the Barnegat Bay tradition.

Nicknames: DAD!

Specialties Include: Being the Boss & Bossing everyone around

Famous Quote: “This is the life you’ve chosen”

Kimberly Maxwell   Kim’s influence on the business is particularly evident in the Fish Market which she brought into existence in 2007. Our famous Crabcakes, Chowders and Clam Pies show off her take on old family recipes.   Nicknames:  Ma!, Kim Kim, Kimmy   Specialties Include:  Cleaning Up After Everyone & Crabcakes   Famous Quote:  “Here’s how I would do it”

Kimberly Maxwell

Kim’s influence on the business is particularly evident in the Fish Market which she brought into existence in 2007. Our famous Crabcakes, Chowders and Clam Pies show off her take on old family recipes.

Nicknames: Ma!, Kim Kim, Kimmy

Specialties Include: Cleaning Up After Everyone & Crabcakes

Famous Quote: “Here’s how I would do it”

Donald Maxwell   At 92 years old, Poppop has slept more years than his granddaughters have been alive. On the upside, all that time sleeping was well spent dreaming of oysters. A local history aficionado,  Don received the Hurley Conklin Award in 1996 .   Nicknames:  Poppop   Specialties Include:  Blowing Cigar Smoke In Your Face at 8am; Greasin’ the Gears, Culling   Famous Quote:  “This is all because of me”

Donald Maxwell

At 92 years old, Poppop has slept more years than his granddaughters have been alive. On the upside, all that time sleeping was well spent dreaming of oysters. A local history aficionado, Don received the Hurley Conklin Award in 1996.

Nicknames: Poppop

Specialties Include: Blowing Cigar Smoke In Your Face at 8am; Greasin’ the Gears, Culling

Famous Quote: “This is all because of me”

 
Gretchen Maxwell   The eldest of the Maxwell girls joined the family business in 2017.   Nicknames:  Sissy   Specialties include:  Marketing & Anchor Pulling   Famous Quote:  “Hey, can we just talk about work real quick?“

Gretchen Maxwell

The eldest of the Maxwell girls joined the family business in 2017.

Nicknames: Sissy

Specialties include: Marketing & Anchor Pulling

Famous Quote: “Hey, can we just talk about work real quick?“

Bridgitte Maxwell Bliss   Full time oyster lover since 2013, Bridgitte touches everything you eat   Nicknames:  Little Bridgey, Oyster Queen   Specialties Include:  Being the lynchpin in this whole operation   Famous Quote:  “I don’t feel good about this”

Bridgitte Maxwell Bliss

Full time oyster lover since 2013, Bridgitte touches everything you eat

Nicknames: Little Bridgey, Oyster Queen

Specialties Include: Being the lynchpin in this whole operation

Famous Quote: “I don’t feel good about this”

Nick Bliss   As Bridgitte’s husband and light of her life, Nick is our go-to guy when it’s all hands on deck.   Nicknames:  Little Nicky, The Puzzler   Specialties Include:  Marrying Bridgitte, Planting, Hanging Bistro Lights, Getting the rope out of the wheel   Famous Quote:  “I have a real job”

Nick Bliss

As Bridgitte’s husband and light of her life, Nick is our go-to guy when it’s all hands on deck.

Nicknames: Little Nicky, The Puzzler

Specialties Include: Marrying Bridgitte, Planting, Hanging Bistro Lights, Getting the rope out of the wheel

Famous Quote: “I have a real job”