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Bianca Cady

Bianca was born and raised in the neighboring community of Port Lavaca, Tx. She moved to Seadrift when she was only 18 years old, and married a local fishing and hunting guide. She is “Mom” to two boys ages 14 and 12. When she’s not working, Bianca enjoys spending time with her family while cooking and reading.

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Sulema Esquivel

Sulema Esquivel is a mother of three children, has seventeen grandchildren, and she has two great-grandchildren. She grew up in the Texas valley in the town of McAllen, but moved to Seadrift in 2007. She loves going to the bay front with her dog lady, and loves eating fresh shrimp and crawfish.

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Jessie Lashley

Jessie Lashley was born and raised here in Seadrift, TX. When she isn’t working at the lodge, she’s a full-time student at Victoria College, where she’s currently working towards getting her Associates of Science degree. During her time off, she loves to go fishing with her family.

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Briley Christensen

Briley has literally grown up from a young age at Bay Flats Lodge. She has spent many seasons at the Lodge fishing and hunting with her Dad and Papa. Growing up she quickly found she had a love for the business but most of all the people. She spends many long hours playing sports and working towards her education. She’s

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Conner Hedrick

Conner Hedrick has spent many years hanging around the lodge. He has a love for all things outdoors, especially fishing. His primary goal is to become a full-time fishing guide. He’s currently head of maintenance while also learning everything about our bay system. Conner is a major asset in our Kick Plastic initiative. He’s responsible for sanitizing all Yeti drinkware,

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Korine Kistner

Korine Kistner, also known as “Kori”, comes to Bay Flats Lodge from the nearby coastal town of Aransas Pass, where she was raised with three brothers. She has been a resident of Seadrift for two years, and she has become an integral part of our housekeeping staff. Her passion for housekeeping began as a child when she helped clean houses

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Hunter Hedrick

Hunter is a new resident to the Seadrift community, but he is no stranger to the mid-coast region of Texas. Being the grandson of BFL’s owners, Capt. Chris and Deb Martin, Hunter’s been coming to help his grandparents at the lodge ever since he was a young child. Once he was old enough to have a job, Hunter worked as

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Blanca Lopez

Blanca is an important part of our housekeeping staff. For the last two years, Blanca has called Seadrift home. She comes to us with a real desire to work making sure your accommodations are always up to par with the high standards of Bay Flats Lodge.

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Maria Rodriguez

Maria is a long-time resident of Seadrift, Texas, and she has been with the Bay Flats Lodge team since 2019. You’ll find Maria in the kitchen both mornings and evenings, as she makes sure your dining experience is first-class!

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Stephanie Stiles

Stephanie Stiles is what some may refer to as a part-timer. Part of her time is spent here in Seadrift working with the breakfast and lunch team, while the other part of her time is spent in Michigan enjoying her grandchildren. With seven years of Lodge experience to her credit, Steph is a big part of what makes Bay Flats

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Mary Ellen Gonzalez

Mary Ellen, also known as “Little”, wasn’t born in Seadrift, but she got here early in life. Born in Texas City, her family moved to Seadrift when she was an infant. Little got her name when she went to work at Barkett’s Restaurant.  She was so small they gave her a bench to stand on while she was washing dishes.

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Maria Jaramillo

Maria, also know as Lupe, is a long-time member of the Bay Flats Lodge housekeeping team. With a passion for details, Lupe is a big reason Bay Flats Lodge is known for its cleanliness. Lupe and her family have called Seadrift, Texas, home for more than six years.

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Judy Brown

A smiling face and a warm greeting are the first things on the breakfast menu at Bay Flats Lodge. Judy Brown will greet you and make you feel right at home. Judy was born in Seadrift. After marrying Judy moved to several different locales with her husband who served in the Coast Guard. After 36 years Judy moved back to

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Elizandra Torres

A thirty year resident of Seadrift, Elizandra, also known as Millie, has been with Bay Flats Lodge since 2018. One of the reasons the food service is outstanding here at the lodge is the hard work Millie supplies. When Millie isn’t at the lodge you’ll find her at her own home enjoying friends and family.

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Patsy Morales

Patsy moved to Seadrift, TX, in 1968, at the tender age of one, and she has been a fixture in the Seadrift community ever since. Starting her working career at the well known Barketts seafood restaurant at the age of 15, Patsy spent the next thirty years honing her customer satisfaction skills in the restaurant industry. In October of 2017,

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