Stuart Snyder, along with his business partner, purchased Beal’s Lobster Pier in 2014 but Southwest Harbor wasn’t a new experience for either of them. Their families have been visiting Mount Desert Island & Beal’s for over 5 decades and have always loved shipping lobsters home for special occasions. It was important to both families to continue the legacy that The Beal Family created. Most days you can find Stu at Beal’s greeting our guests in line, swapping Maine stories behind the register, or dockside. When he’s not at Beal’s, Stu is busy producing new projects in the entertainment industry and enjoying the island his favorite way: boating around with some Billy Joel blasting from the speakers.
Justin Snyder moved here from Florida and has been loving the Maine lifestyle for 6 years and counting now. As Dock Manager, he oversees everything that happens to get the lobsters from the ocean straight to your plate. One of his fondest Beal’s memories will always be meeting a couple that had their first date at Beal’s over 50 years ago and learning that they come back every year to sit at the same table. When he’s not on the dock, he loves to explore Acadia with his camera and his dog, Truman.
Carlene Hirsch has been our Kitchen Lead for five summers now and we love her palette and energy on the team. Born on Presque Isle and 45 years in the food and beverage industry here — she’s Maine through and through. One of her proudest moments was having a food celebrity personally ask her for her cornbread recipe and we can’t say we blame them — it’s delicious. She’s most excited to introduce new recipes to everyone this summer!
Front of House Manager
This is Andy Moore’s first summer at Beal’s Lobster Pier, having moved here from New Jersey in 2020. With over 20 years of hands-on experience in food and beverage management & a go-getter attitude, we’re very excited to have him on board as our Front of House Manager. Andy’s looking forward to trying everything on the menu, creating lasting memories for each guest, and ordering his granddaughter her very first lobster!
Front of House Assistant Manager
William Richard was born on Mount Desert Island and started working as a dishwasher at Beal’s Lobster Pier when he was 14 years old. He’s added a lot to the team in these 12 years on staff and has worked his way up to Front of House Assistant Manager. To visitors of MDI, he highly recommends the Beal’s garlic lovers lobster roll and a hike up Beech Mountain.