One of our core values as an organization is “filling our company with a passionate, inspired team”, and we take this quite seriously. To help ensure we attract and hire the kind of people who can help us be all we strive to be, we evaluate candidates according to our What Counts Factors For Success. The result -- a team of people who work effectively together to make sure the thousands of individual activities it takes to thrill our customers are done, and done well.

Tom Savidge Award - Named for the founder of SeaBear, the Tom Savidge Award is given to employees who have taken SeaBear's success to heart, offering ideas, building teamwork, and fueling a passion for thrilling our customers. Employees nominate their fellow co-workers (including everyone at SeaBear, Made in Washington, and Gerard & Dominique) for this important award, and winners are recognized in front of their peers at our All Company meetings. Past winners are listed below:

2018
Barbara Hughes - SeaBear Production (2018)
Cody Yates - SeaBear Production (2018)

2017
Jason Grant— SeaBear Production (2017)

Josh Newcomer — SeaBear Production (2017)
Laurie Fleek — Made in Washington Store Manager (2017)
Carly Boulier — SeaBear DTC Marketing Assistant (2017)
Dylan McShane — SeaBear Production (2017)

2016
Mike Phillips — IT Manager (2016)

Juan Media — Operations (2016)
Ulises Hueso-Perez — Production Supervisor (2016)
Mimi McCabe — Sales Lead - SeaBear Company Store (2016)
Melissa Brockett — E-Commerce/Brand Marketing - Made in Washington (2016)

2015
William Miller – Distribution (2015)

Krista Kerr – QA Tech (2015)
Ucelito Cortez Salazar – Fillet Room Lead (2015)
Lizanne Fike - Financial Manager (2015)
Jeremy Jepsen - Production Manager (2015)
Soufi Farzanehpour- Made in Washington Store Bellevue (2015)

2014
Brian Glendenning – Production – (2014)

Amanda Hubik – Inventory Manager – (2014)
Ana Espinoza – Production – (2014)
Laurie Fleek - Made In Washington Manager Pike/Alderwood - (2014)
Jennifer Thompson - Distribution/Receiving - (2014)

2013
Cay Bessent – Shipping Supervisor DTC – (2013)

Shelly Wicksell – Production – (2013)
Jim Henry – Driver – (2013)
Mike Phillips – IT Guy – (2013)
Ulises Hueso Perez – Production – (2013)
Jaime Hobson – Wholesale Sales – (2013)

2012
Jeff Clark – Receiving (2012)

Valerie Teske - QA Technician - (2012)
Ana Esponiza – SeaBear Production (2012)
Lyndsey Peters - Made In Washington Sales Associate (2012)
Ulises Hueso Perez - Gerard & Dominique Production (2012)

2011
Anna Velazco - Gerard & Dominique Production (2011)

Lyndsay Peters – Made in Washington Sales Associate (2011)
Ulises Hueso Perez – Gerard & Dominique Production (2011)
Christine Hibbard – SeaBear Company Store (2011)

2010
Kathy Krapf – SeaBear Production (2010)

Pauline Tuohy – Made in Washington Bellevue Square Manager (2010)
Carlos Velasco – Gerard & Dominqiue Production (2010)
Liz Symonds – SeaBear Production (2010)
Kristen Oleson – SeaBear Processing (2010)
Carol Barber – SeaBear Production (2010)
Karen Doane – SeaBear & Made in Washington Shipping (2010)

2009
Lowela Baon Amor – SeaBear Production (2009)

Sarah Naplin Ridley – SeaBear Call Center (2009)
Jeff Clark – SeaBear Production (2009)
Ryan Brady – SeaBear Shipping (2009)

2008
Jaime Rayford – SeaBear and Gerard & Dominique Wholesale (2008)

2007
Rebecca Cooper – SeaBear and Gerard & Dominique Wholesale (2007)

Amanda Hubik – Web & Marketing (2007)
Lizanne Fike – Finance & Administration (2007)
Jason Dean – SeaBear Wholesale (2007)

2006
Patti Fisher – Direct To Consumer VP (2006)

Stephen Anzaldua – Systems Analyst (2006)

2005
Cindy Anderson – Quality Assurance (2005)

Amanda Hubik – Web & Marketing (2005)
Trisha Bowen – Executive Gifts (2005)

2004
Linda Rhodes – SeaBear Retail Store Manager (2004)

Tanya Franzen – SeaBear Wholesale Sales (2004)

2003
Ana Espinoza – SeaBear Smokehouse Trim Room (2003)

Tanya Franzen – SeaBear Wholesale Sales (2003)

2002
Mike Mondello – President & CEO (2002)

Jesus Ayala – SeaBear Smokehouse Trim Room (2002)
Kathy Krapf – SeaBear Smokehouse Fillet Room (2002)
Lin Nichols – SeaBear Inventory Control (2002)

2001
Earl Mackey – SeaBear Smokehouse (2001)

Linda George – SeaBear Call Center Representative (2001)
Dayla Montague – SeaBear Wholesale Sales (2001)

2000
Simeon Sionson – SeaBear Smokehouse (2000)

Earl Mackey – SeaBear Smokehouse (2000)
Patty Taylor – SeaBear Packaging Supervisor (2000)
Priscilla Goodell – SeaBear Trim Room (2000)
Bobbi Berkley – SeaBear Call Center Representative (2000)

1999
Cheryl Kay – SeaBear Shipping Supervisor (1999)

Herlina Manglicmot – SeaBear Packaging (1999)
Lourdes Sobreo – SeaBear Smokehouse (1999)
Laura Perkins – SeaBear Accounting Manager (1999)
Larry Petiticlerc – SeaBear Smokehouse Lead (1999)

1998
Chong Schlenker – SeaBear Fillet Room (1998)

Ida Terry – SeaBear Packaging (1998)
Herminia Anderson – SeaBear Packaging (1998)
Rex Sobreo – SeaBear Shipping/Smokehouse (1998)
Maggie Albornoz – SeaBear Trim Room (1998)
Karen Calvin – SeaBear Director of Wholesale (1998)
Mary Stanford – SeaBear Accounts Receivable & Wholesale Sales (1998)
Chris Remick – SeaBear Systems Supervisor (1998)

1997
Linda Rhodes – SeaBear Purchasing (1997)

Cathy Hayward-Hughes – Vice-President Operations (1997)
Jeff Kyle – SeaBear Smokehouse Supervisor (1997)
Barbara Hoenselaar – Direct Marketing (1997)