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Meet The Fishmongers

  • Solly

    Solomon Amon

    The Cod Father

    I have been working in the fish business since I was thirteen years old. I enjoy coming to work every day it keeps me going and keeps me young. I am happily married! I have two daughters, one son in law and five grandchildren. Pure Food Fish has been in our family four generations and still going strong!

    Specialties: Running the show!

  • Har-nut

    Harry Calvo

    Fish Manager

    I am a Vietnam Veteran. I came to work for Pure Food Fish in 1970. I work 104 hours a week to make sure that everything from top to bottom is just right.

    Employee since: 1970

    Specialties: Customer Service, Quailty Control of Smoked Salmon, Fresh Salmon and Crabs

  • Boss Lady

    Carlee Kulman


    I am from Bellevue, Washington. What I like most here is when Hilary Swank came into the shop. I love her movie “PS I Love You”.

    Specialties: Human Resources/ Shipping Specialist

    Favorite Recipe: My favorite is pretty simple! It’s our fabulous jumbo cooked P&D shrimp on top of pasta mixed with homemade garlic butter.

  • Richard Hoage


    Richard Hoage


    I attended Suny University in Delhi, New York. I was involved with the United States Coast Guard Pacific Northwest Duties from 1972 to 1976. I really enjoy cooking, being outdoors and sailing.

    Employee since: 1981

    Specialties: Customer Services, Recipes

  • Lake

    Sean Lakeside


    I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I attended Mount Si High School in North Bend. I started working at Pure Food Fish when I was fifteen years old and I am now 42. I really enjoy spending time with my kids!

    Employee since: 1985

    Specialties: Customer Service Skills, Checkup calls on orders and to make sure the recipient is satisfied.

  • Jr

    Sean Lakeside Jr


    Working through the holidays is the best time of the year! I am from Seattle, Washington.

    Employee Since: 2007

    Specialties: I am very personable so I like to welcome people into our shop. I also enjoy packing all of our shipping orders.

    Favorite Recipes: Maple Salmon, is perfect during the holidays, www.allrecipes.com!

  • Tom

    Tom Sackville-West


    I am from Spokane, Washington and I love to sell fish! My favorite moment here at Pure Food Fish was when Dave Chappelle came to the market.

    Specialties: Cutting fish, customer service, making displays and all things media.

    Favorite Recipes: Crabmeat stuffed sole! You can find my favorite recipe for this at www.epicurious.com

  • Reggie Do This

    Leif Wespestad


    I am from Lynnwood, Washington. It’s hard to pinpoint one favorite moment here at Pure Food Fish. There is always something new every day!

    Specialties: Customer Service, Keeping our products organized

    Favorite Recipes: Salt and Pepper Crab. You can find the recipe here.

  • Matt

    Matt Smith


    I moved from Texas to Seattle in 2004. I started working at Pure Food Fish in 2005. I moved to Montana in 2007, Austin in 2008 and then came back to Pure Food Fish in 2009. I love working at the market! It's exciting to see all the different types of people who come from all over the world.

    Employee Since: 2005

    Specialties: Quality Control and Customer Service

  • Zack

    Zack Swingle

  • Chase

    Chase Erwin

  • Royce

    Royce Aydel


    I am from Fall City, Washington.  My favorite times at Pure Food Fish Market are when I see customers I’ve helped on the floor come back for more!

    Specialties: I do the leg work so that my master fish mongers can operate efficiently.

    Favorite Recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Scallops: Wrap large scallops in prosciutto with sugar, pepper and maple, along with any other seasonings inside. Wrap in tin foil and place on the grill. Timing depends on size of scallops.

  • Ike



    My favorite moment here at Pure Food Fish was when Dave Chappelle came to visit!

    Specialties: Come see me for all of our smoked products!!

    Favorite Recipe: These ingredients go great in any preparation of white fish: white wine, butter, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, parsley and lemon.

  • The Manager

    Neal Brebner


    My favorite moment is when I met my life long role model Danny Bonaduce. I am from Vashon Island, Washington.

    Specialties: I am the head of Customer Service alongside Carlee, and I put together the counter display.

    Favorite Recipe: Pure Food’s delicious manila steamer clams with horseradish and tabasco sauce.

  • Andrew

    Andrew Jensen


    I am from Seattle, Washington.

    Specialties: I do whatever I need to do to keep the floor running smoothly.

    Favorite Recipe: Cedar Planked Salmon from the grill: