K. Michael "Mike" Smith, was raised in Savannah, and before he could grow peach fuzz on his chin, he was spending his days fishing, throwing cast nets, and harvesting his own shrimp, crabs, oysters, and fish. Fishing being in his blood, he competes in an average of 12 fishing tournaments each year and has been a member of the Savannah Sport Fishing Club for over a decade.
When he is not catching fish, Mike is creating them by crafting unique fish designs that you have to see to believe, using only driftwood, pine and rescued dock boards. (Talk about recycling!) He dabbles in other areas of wood-work as well, specifically handmade Adirondack chairs that bring class and style to any setting. His designs give homes, yards, docks, and patios a very unique coastal Georgia ambiance.
Between his competitions, work and fishing, Mike is spending time at home or out in the boat with his wife, four children and four grandchildren. He enjoys cooking, trying out new recipes with his fresh catches, and has an immense passion for gardening. He has lived by the tides all his life and he hopes his work will inspire other young people to become immersed in coastal living and get it in their blood to also live by the tides.
Alana Smith Grosse inherited her father Mike's artistic gene and his love of being on the water. She spent much of her youth fishing and crabbing with him while developing her love of art. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia in 2004. Working as a designer in the marketing field for the past 14 years, she developed the experience needed to help her father launch a brand that reflects their love of the coastal way of life. She designed their company logo and website as a Father's Day gift one year and their brand grew from there. Many of her shirt designs are reflections of the memories their family has made living by the tides over the years.
When she is not designing, Alana and her husband are raising their three children and enjoying every moment of introducing them to the coastal ways of life!