Shay Smith is CEO of Ocean Vodka. Born and raised on Maui, Shay graduated from Seabury High School in 1995 and continued on to receive a Business Degree with a Specialization in Finance from Long Beach State University. Returning to Maui, he worked for his family’s real estate development company until they decided to take their family business a different direction- into making vodka! The mission of Ocean Vodka is to create a superior organic, value-added agricultural product from Hawaii that supports the local economy, competes globally based on quality and raises awareness for ocean conservation. Ocean Vodka opened their new 80 acre Organic Farm & Distillery in Kula, Maui, Hawaii in the Spring of 2013.