Meet the Team

Jonathan Weathington - CEO   Jonathan joined Shuckin' Shack in an official capacity in 2014 at the outset of franchising. Initially hired as VP of Franchise Development, he was promoted to CEO in November of 2014. Prior to working for Shuckin' Shack, Jonathan helped build the second Shuckin' Shack in Historic Wilmington NC, and spent 14 years in the service and retail industry with companies such as VF and BB&T. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Relations. At home, Jonathan enjoys spending time outdoors and hanging with his wife and two cats - Frank and Etta.

Jonathan Weathington - CEO

Jonathan joined Shuckin' Shack in an official capacity in 2014 at the outset of franchising. Initially hired as VP of Franchise Development, he was promoted to CEO in November of 2014. Prior to working for Shuckin' Shack, Jonathan helped build the second Shuckin' Shack in Historic Wilmington NC, and spent 14 years in the service and retail industry with companies such as VF and BB&T. He holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Relations. At home, Jonathan enjoys spending time outdoors and hanging with his wife and two cats - Frank and Etta.

Matt Piccinin - Co Founder   Born and raised in Canada, Co-Founder Matt Piccinin grew up vacationing in Carolina Beach, NC. After moving to the states, he eventually settled in Carolina Beach and completed his B.A. in Business and Marketing at the University of NC Wilmington. Matt started his career in construction but soon realized his dream of opening his own business. He, along with Co-founder Sean Cook, opened the first Shuckin’ Shack location in the fall of 2007. After spending several years learning the ins and outs of the restaurant business, the two opened a second location in the fall of 2011 and began Shuckin’ Shack Franchising in spring 2014. Matt resides in Carolina Beach with his wife, LeeAnn, and 2 children. In his spare time, Matt enjoys fishing, surfing, and golfing.

Matt Piccinin - Co Founder

Born and raised in Canada, Co-Founder Matt Piccinin grew up vacationing in Carolina Beach, NC. After moving to the states, he eventually settled in Carolina Beach and completed his B.A. in Business and Marketing at the University of NC Wilmington. Matt started his career in construction but soon realized his dream of opening his own business. He, along with Co-founder Sean Cook, opened the first Shuckin’ Shack location in the fall of 2007. After spending several years learning the ins and outs of the restaurant business, the two opened a second location in the fall of 2011 and began Shuckin’ Shack Franchising in spring 2014. Matt resides in Carolina Beach with his wife, LeeAnn, and 2 children. In his spare time, Matt enjoys fishing, surfing, and golfing.

Bill Bartlett - Chief Operations Officer   Bill came on board with Shuckin Shack May of 2018. He has gathered a world of hospitality experience opening over 150 restaurants around the globe and has been a leader over the past 20 years for a number of world class operations.  “I couldn’t be happier that my career has brought me to the Shuckin Shack. My passion is to mentor and share my love for the business with others, while having A Good Shuckin' Time”.  When not working you can most likely find BB and his family at the beach or on a golf course - somewhere simply having fun.

Bill Bartlett - Chief Operations Officer

Bill came on board with Shuckin Shack May of 2018. He has gathered a world of hospitality experience opening over 150 restaurants around the globe and has been a leader over the past 20 years for a number of world class operations.

“I couldn’t be happier that my career has brought me to the Shuckin Shack. My passion is to mentor and share my love for the business with others, while having A Good Shuckin' Time”.

When not working you can most likely find BB and his family at the beach or on a golf course - somewhere simply having fun.

Barry Garrison - VP of Operations

Barry joined the Shuckin’ Shack team in July of 2018 in a dual role of General Manager for the Historic Wilmington location and Director of Training. Barry brings a world of knowledge from brands such as Ruth’s Chris, Cheesecake Factory, and Tavistock. In June 2019, Barry was promoted to VP of Operations with a focus in training and development. In his spare time, Barry enjoys anything involving golf and considers himself a world-renowned bacon expert.