About the Program

The Alaska Ocean Cluster is an Anchorage-based nonprofit program sponsored by the Bering Sea Fishermen's Association. We work with startups to advance technologies that benefit Alaska's marine industries, communities, and ecosystems. If you are interested in joining the program or learning more, please contact us today.

Key program details include:

No fees. Participation in the program is free thanks to the generous support of BSFA and the Economic Development Administration.

Flexible timelines. Things fall apart, especially early-stage business plans. We ensure the program meets startup needs without imposing artificial deadlines.

Bespoke support. Plug-and-play models don't work for everyone. That's why we work with each company to craft a work plan tailored to their unique needs.


Garrett Evridge

Managing Director

Garrett leads strategy, research, and administration. Originally from Kodiak, he has commercially harvested salmon, Pacific cod, halibut, shrimp, and king crab from Southeast to the Bering Sea. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and served for seven years as an economist for the McKinley Research Group (formerly McDowell Group).

Taylor Drew Holshouser

Managing Director

Taylor is responsible for business development and program operations. Prior, he worked for the federal government and the Wilson Center's Polar Institute, where he remains a research fellow. He was born and raised in Eagle River, graduated from Yale, and enjoys sport fishing and cross-country skiing.


Karen Gillis

Bering Sea Fishermens' Association

Larsen Mettler

S2G Ventures

Julie Decker

Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation

Nirav Desai

Moonbeam Exchange

Matt Dittrich

Blue Wood Capital

Edward Poulsen

F/V Patricia Lee and F/V Aleutian #1

Clyde Hutchinson

Journey Partners, ABC Ventures