Employee Highlight — Carl Santheson

Carl grew up in the seafood industry, working alongside his father and grandfather in their family business. When he was eight, he packed sea worms into bait boxes and picked the broken shells out of the daily clam catch. By the time he was a teenager, he was offloading fish from the boats, working behind the retail counter, or making customer deliveries – whatever needed to be done to keep the business humming and the customers happy.


Carl has brought that same work ethic to John Nagle Co. for the past 21 years. From bookkeeping, dispatching, managing the warehouse, purchasing, sales, and customer service, Carl has seen it all, and he knows it’s about the people. He enjoys the opportunity to develop relationships with our customers, suppliers and co-workers, and knows that building trust is essential to building a business.

Away from Nagle’s, Carl enjoys time with his family, listening to music, and playing guitar. Favorite seafood recipe? No need for one – Carl likes to improvise with snow crab and whatever is in season. Carl is, however, always on the lookout for the perfect Mai Tai recipe, a drink he considers always in season.