Meet the Crew
From Ian’s one-man show at Maritime’s creation in 2012 to the six-person staff we have today, we appreciate the unique talents that each of our team members bring to the table. Learn a little bit more about us and what we do, in and out of the studio.
Owner and CEO
Ian is the person who keeps our company pointed in new and exciting directions while keeping a steady course. Outside of work, he enjoys running, disc golf, supporting Liverpool in soccer, watching Wes Anderson films, and spending time with his wife and kids and his sweet Native American Shepherd, Nova. While at work, Ian likes to listen to the Jocko podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and classical music. Ian’s background for the business is tied directly to the origin story of Maritime Supply Co itself, which all started on Thanksgiving 2012. The whole tale can be found through signing up for our email newsletter, so subscribe to read the saga!
Favorite Maritime product: the Memento Mori bracelet
Favorite quote: “Here is a rule to remember in future, when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not ‘This is misfortune,’ but ‘To bear this worthily is good fortune.’”
–Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Creative Director & Content Media Creator
Corey is the keen eye behind all of our ad images and product photos and keeps everyone on track to creating quality items. He is also in charge of the production process for our Greek ship, Balboa, and Conquer coin necklaces. Corey enjoys playing guitar and music production in his free time, and has a noteworthy background in freelance filmmaking, both behind and in front of the camera. Some of his favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and a few of his favorite musical artists are Josh Garrels, Gregory Alan Isakov, Alexi Murdoch, and the Avett Brothers. He can often be found listening to music or the Bible while in the studio.
Favorite Maritime product: the Sea Mist EDC cologne roller
Favorite quotes: “All that matters is faith, expressing itself through love.”
–Paul the Apostle
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”
Studio Manager & Creative Designer
Andrew is the steady force behind our day-to-day operations in the studio and our order fulfillment process. He also designs all of our brass stamps and has built a lot of jigs and tools that we use in the studio, in addition to drafting a lot of Ian’s visual ideas. His lifelong love of art led him to a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Anderson University, and he's become the resident handyman for Maritime as well. In his free time, he enjoys creating miniature dioramas, running, and spending time with Taylor, his fiancée. While at work, Andrew usually listens to a wide variety of music and the Myths & Legends podcast. He misses his recently passed Retriever/Chow mix, Duke, but still enjoys spending time with sixteen family-owned horses and riding with his dad.
Favorite Maritime product: the 21 Days necklace
Favorite quotes: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
–John A Shedd
“The noblest art is that of making others happy.”
Production & Marketing Manager
Taylor is in charge of all of our email campaigns and assists with social media, in addition to making all of our leather necklaces, stamping brass products, and helping to fill orders. When not at work, Taylor is usually found babysitting or thrifting, and is looking forward to the return of attending concerts with Andrew post-pandemic. A few of her favorite concerts attended in the past were Post Malone, Judah and the Lion, and Twenty One Pilots. Taylor has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Anderson University, which is also where she and Andrew met and began dating, and her first job was packaging and shipping orders for a different small business. In her down time, Taylor enjoys playing with her family’s 2-year-old Lab/Husky mix, Bailey, and watching shows such as New Girl and Brooklyn Nine Nine.
Favorite Maritime product: the Memento Mori/Vivere & Anchor necklace
Favorite quote: “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34
Administrative Coordinator & Customer Service
Molly wears many different hats in their role, from handling customer service emails and writing product and website copy to stamping coins, making chains for necklaces, and assisting Ian in behind-the-scenes paperwork. Molly has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Presbyterian College and has a background in other administrative and customer service jobs. Their hobbies include reading, playing board-games, leatherwork, horseback riding, and social dancing (10 years in 6 different styles, Lindy hop among them). Molly has a 9-year-old cat named Sheba and their two favorite horses in the family-owned herd are named Fox and Banjo. They enjoy a wide variety of music, but usually listen to the Critical Role podcast while they work
Favorite Maritime product: the “I’ve Come So Far” coin
Favorite quotes: “I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable/I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”
–Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, 52
“There is no doubt that being human is incredibly difficult and cannot be mastered in one lifetime.”
–Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
Stefan joined our crew recently and has quickly become a valuable asset. He assists Andrew with order fulfillment and studio management, and has recently been promoted to hot-stamp czar (if you receive a premium item in a box, Stefan probably stamped the lid). When he's not fixing things in the studio, he enjoys photography and currently shoots with an Olympus fully mechanical 35mm camera. He also likes spending time with his 2.5-year-old Maine Coone/Norwegian Forest Cat mix, Beatrice. Stefan attended Anderson University, where he studied Design and Theater, but before that, he grew up tinkering with anything he could get his hands on as a kid and so he thoroughly enjoys working with tangible products at Maritime. While at work, Stefan can be found listening to audiobooks or a podcast, his favorite being Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer.
Favorite Maritime product: the Memento Mori/Memento Vivere products, especially the wax seals
Favorite quote: Verus amor vincit omnia - “True love conquers all.”