CEO

Jacob Bartlett

Jacob Bartlett is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience in strategy, marketing, project management, business development and innovation. With over a decade of leadership experience in aquaculture, Jacob has the proven ability to create and implement successful business strategies, awaken established businesses, lead cross-functional teams, develop new products and concepts, and cultivate lasting business relationships. As CEO of Emergent Holdings and Whole Oceans, Jacob leads a team of business development, engineering, and finance professionals.

Outreach & Development Associate

Jennifer Fortier

Jennifer is a native of Ellsworth and has worked with a variety of marine and aquaculture businesses in Downeast Maine, including the Department of Marine Resources, the Shaw Institute, and Acadia Harvest, Inc. She received a Master of Science degree in Marine Biology from the University of Maine’s Aquaculture Research Institute, as well as Bachelors degrees in Marine Science and Microbiology.

Jennifer Fortier-Outreach & Development
Finance Manager

Kevin Tait

Kevin is a native of South Portland and received a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine. He spent the last four years working for Akelius Real Estate Management in Boston, Massachusetts, and he and his wife are glad to be back in Maine.

Hatchery Manager

Orfa Cabrera

Cabrera comes to Whole Oceans with over three decades of experience in the salmon industry, including more than 20 years of progressive responsibility at hatcheries in her native Chile, with responsibilities for planning, budgeting, personnel administration, equipment control and data analysis. Cabrera has extensive experience working with RAS, including as Freshwater Manager in RAS at Marine Harvest Chile, a hatchery that produced 40 million fry.

Cabrera holds degrees in Engineering Fisheries Management with Maximum Distinction from Catholic University Puerto Montt City, Chile and Marine Technician from Catholic University, Talcahuano, Chile

Orfa Cabrera