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Shane Lucas, Co-Owner & President

Shane Lucas, Co-Owner & President

Shane’s first love is fishing and serving excellent, locally-caught seafood! His parents and grandparents taught him everything they know about fishing, the seafood business, and about serving quality, delicious seafood. He comes from a long line of fisherman and his parents opened Lucas Wharf 30+ years ago (located next door to Fishetarian). Shane has spent over 20 years in the wholesale fish business selling seafood. He can definitely be called a seafood expert or fish monger.

When asked what Shane loves most about working at Fishetarian, he responds: “I really enjoy our appreciative customers, the great energy in our store and the awesome team we have built. We have created what I like to call, 'A Bummer Free Zone!' I feel extremely thankful for my parents, Jim & Peggy, who taught me about the seafood restaurant industry while I was growing up, knowledge I now get to pass on to my children, Charlie and Aleah. My goal is to have Fishetarian become WORLD FAMOUS!”

Dana Lucas, Co-Owner

Dana Lucas, Co-Owner

Dana’s first love is entrepreneurship. Previous to opening Fishetarian, she worked in sales, including wine and chocolate (two of her favorite things). Prior to that, she created, owned, operated and successfully sold Harvest Time Organics. This small company produced some of the first organic, freshly-made, grab-n-go products to be stocked by national chain health food stores throughout Northern California. She earned a degree in Cultural Anthropology from UCSC in 1997 and decided to travel. Her love of food started on a summer trip to Italy, which eventually landed her in Sonoma County and led to her opening Fishetarian with her “seafood guru” husband in the summer of 2012.

When asked what she loves most about working at Fishetarian, Dana responds: “I love working on teams because I feel every member of the team brings something to the table, and when you have a great team, you create magic. Essentially, that is what we have done at Fishetarian. We create amazingly delicious food and a fantastic, Bodega Bay experience BECAUSE of our Team! This crew is exceptional in that they are all positive, talented, enthusiastic, and extremely hard-working individuals that show up daily to provide our customers with an excellent “Bummer Free Zone Experience!”
Aline Unzelman, Team Leader

Aline Unzelman, Team Leader

Aline joined the Fishetarian Team in 2014 and has been with us ever since! Prior to that, Aline worked at the Old Sandpiper Restaurant, also located in Bodega Bay, for 9 years starting in front of the house. Because of her many talents, she was promoted to their Management Team. Aline also spent 12+ years working next door to Fishetarian at Lucas Wharf and always went above and beyond the call of duty. While at Lucas Wharf, she worked as a server, bartender, and assisted the management team whenever needed. Because Aline had been a part of the Lucas family business for over a decade, we were eager and excited to have her join the Fishetarian team.

When asked what Aline loves most about working at Fishetarian, she responds: “I have worked in the hospitality business my whole life and enjoy meeting new people everyday–it always makes my day! I have worked in the Bodega Bay area for over 23 years and still love it! It’s such a small community made up of lots of friends that have worked together in many of the local businesses. I love the way Fishetarian does business, always making improvements, resourcing local goods, and striving to be environmentally friendly. I also love how involved everyone is on our team, working together to make this restaurant the best it can be. I’m very proud to be a Fishetarian team member!” 

Jose Manuel Flores, Kitchen Team Leader

Jose Manuel Flores, Kitchen Team Leader

Manuel has been a great asset to the Fishetarian Team. He came to us with over 20 years of experience working in Northern California seafood restaurants, including The Sandpiper, River’s End, and Mojo Café. “Each place that I’ve worked at has taught me everything I know today.” We are very lucky to have him cooking up the good eats in our kitchen, always with a smile on his face and great joke that will make you smile.

When asked what he loves most about Fishetarian, Manuel responds: “The success we have reached gives us more motivation to always work better and harder as a team.”

Aleah Lucas, Social Media Marketing Representative

Aleah Lucas, Social Media Marketing Representative

Aleah has grown up in the customer service business working alongside her parents in the shop since she was 13 years old. Aleah has served many bowls of chowder and plates of fish tacos while at Fishetarian, but has mostly enjoyed working our special events.

Aleah is the inspiration for our vegetarian food options on our menu, as she has been a vegetarian since birth! She most recently created the menu item "Aleah's Veggie Tacos!" They are delicious!

Today, Aleah is a junior at the University of Puget Sound. She greatly contributes to our Social Media Marketing needs. She has helped to build our Facebook page to more than 3,000 fans and over 1,000 on our Instagram page! Aleah also manages our Twitter and Snapchat pages. Follow us!

When asked what she loves most about working at Fishetarian, Aleah responds: “My favorite part of working at Fishetarian is being able to be a part of a fun team of people, and gaining work experience for my future career.”

Charlie Lucas, Team Mascot

Charlie Lucas, Team Mascot

Charlie of Fishetarian's "Charlie's Chowder" was only 3 months old when we opened Fishetarian in 2012. This kid has literally grown up "in the biz!" We used to work with him in our baby carrier around the store and customers would marvel at how fast he grew, as Fishetarian also grew! Charlie is 100% a "people person!" We attribute his outgoing character to this experience. Charlie inspired our numerous gluten-free menu items as he was gluten- and dairy-free for the first four years of his life.

Charlie can often be seen hanging out at Fishetarian eating his favorite sweet potato fries. Charlie is always eager to assist with Fishetarian events and has participated at the annual Fishermans Fest, Bodega Bay Chowder Day, Bodega Parade Day, and many more!

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