Mckenna Haz

CEO + Founder

I'm Mckenna Haz, the CEO and Founder of Seaav, a sustainable athleisure company dedicated to making waves, not waste. With a passion for combining fashion and eco-consciousness, I've set out on a mission to redefine the athletic apparel industry.

I earned my degree in Advertising and Integrated Communications from Quinnipiac University in ‘21, where I also pursued a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Balancing academics with my love for sports, I proudly competed as an NCAA Division One rugby athlete during my college years.

Inspired by my entrepreneurial spirit, I took the leap and launched Seaav right from my dorm room. Fuelled by a deep-rooted appreciation for the environment, I strive to create sustainable, high-quality athleisure wear that allows individuals to look and feel their best while supporting our ocean clean up initiatives.

Beyond the world of business, you can often find me embracing the great outdoors. Whether it's soaking up the sun at the beach, skiing down the slopes, or hiking along scenic trails, I am fueled by the beauty of nature.

Join us on this journey to #makewavesnotwaste

Samantha Khoury

Chief Operating Officer

Francis Ferrara

Chief Financial Advisor

Maeum Han

Lead Designer

Sarah Emig

Ad’s & Marketing Specialist

Emma O’Rourke

Email & SMS Marketing Manager

Advisor Board

Travis York

Why I joined Seaav?
I am involved in team Seaav because it’s a purpose-driven brand led by an impressive young entrepreneur who I enjoy collaborating with.

Travis is an investor and creative entrepreneur bringing his entrepreneurial spirit to a wide range of business ventures over his 20+ year career. He is the Founder and CEO of York Creative Collective - a privately-owned portfolio of creative ventures working together to maximize their growth potential. All brands and businesses are connected by a shared focus on quality, craft, and authenticity.

Kathryn Potter

Why I joined Seaav?
I'm serving as an advisory board member for Seaav because I believe in their mission of creating quality athleisure wear while addressing the critical issue of plastic waste in the ocean and donating a percentage of profits to We the Reef.

Kathryn, a partner at Travel Factor Communications, has been active in the lodging industry for more than 30 years, including spearheading some of the top marketing and communications initiatives for the industry during her tenure at the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Ethel Anderson

Why I joined Seaav?
I was very impressed with the company founder, Mckenna and her enthusiasm behind the mission- 'makes waves not waste'.  I'm thrilled to have found such an amazing company with a bright, young, dedicated and driven leader like Mckenna at the helm of the brand and the future of the company. The company and brand are already capturing an incredible amount of traction in the athleisure space and I'm encouraged by the growth and potential of Seaav.

Ethel has over 25+ years of international business experience ranging from global product marketing, alliance management to strategic GTM planning into Europe and Latin American markets. Ethel now leads strategic initiatives within Google Cloud helping retailers with digital transformation initiatives involving everything from data analytics, data monetization to AI/ML strategies using Google Cloud technology. 

Matt Polak

Why I joined Seaav?
I have spent much of my life on the water and am actively involved in different organizations that focus on improving the environment. Seaav is different. Its founder's innovative business approach blends award winning design with the important mission to remove plastic from our waterways and reduce emissions associated with legacy polyester manufacturing processes.

Matt is the Founder & CEO of Picnic Corporation, a venture-backed cybersecurity serving enterprise customers. Matt is a subject matter expert in intelligence collection, having spent his career applying these skills to intractable growth and competitive strategy challenges for Fortune 500 customers. Matt’s extensive experience and expertise in the field of human intelligence inspired Picnic’s creation as a means to protect people from open-source intelligence gathering by hackers.

Dylan Deggenaro

Why I joined Seaav?
Since I was young, I've been captivated by our ocean's incredible sea life and creatures. It's heartbreaking to witness species on the brink of extinction, struggling in this new plastic-filled environment. That's why I admire the real change Seaav is making by removing plastic from our oceans, giving our marine life a chance to thrive again.

Dylan owns and operates Instagram pages that have amassed over 10 million followers. As the CEO and Founder of his own media company, he specializes in all things Instagram.

David Rogers

Why I joined Seaav?

I’m involved as an Advisory Board member of Seaav because I love supporting a women-owned business with an industry leading product portfolio of athleisure wear and a wonderful mission of cleaning our oceans of plastic waste. Mckenna is a visionary young leader with unmatched energy and enthusiasm. She’s built a great leadership team and I’m very optimistic about what the future holds for team Seaav!


Dave is a member of Next Chapter Ventures LLC, an angel investment fund focusing on supporting early-stage companies in a variety of industries.  He was a partner at Deloitte until his retirement in 2020, and has over 40 years of experience consulting with companies, their boards and C-suite leadership on managing business risk, strengthening internal controls, and enhancing corporate governance and oversight.  Dave is an active board/advisory board member for a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  Dave loves sailing, skiing and volunteering to support disabled veterans. 


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