A Connecticut native, Richard J. Curtiss grew up spending summers in Chatham. Throughout college, Richard split his time between the slopes of Colorado as a member of the University of Colorado Boulder freestyle ski team and working on a tuna boat here at the Cape. He has lived in Aspen, Washington D.C., New York, Newport, and Boston, and now makes Chatham his full time home. Rich is a founding partner of Chatham Kelp, LLC, an ocean farm growing Sugar Kelp off Harding’s Beach. A enthusiastic photographer he enjoys all the beautiful places the Cape has to offer. Other hobbies include fishing, skiing, art and cooking with the fresh catches of the bountiful ocean.