Edward D. Aneshansley
Ed earned his B.S. degree in natural resources from the University of Maine, and his M.S. from Cornell University in Agricultural Engineering. He has been working in aquaculture ever since, designing systems for the live seafood holding and commercial aquaculture industries as well as rack systems for the biomedical research industry. Ed is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and is serving as President of the Aquaculture Engineering Society Board of Directors.
Ricardo graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and minor in chemistry. He completed aquaculture training in Pusan, South Korea, and then worked in shrimp culture, tilapia culture and tropical fish breeding. Ricardo was also in charge of developing the Aquaculture Experimental Station at the Universidad Central del Este, Dominican Republic.
Constance received a bachelor's degree in biological sciences & aquaculture from Florida Institute of Technology. She mainly worked in commercial aquaculture on recirculating systems, water chemistry and farm management. Constance has extensive knowledge in sturgeon, larval rearing, husbandry duties, gender differentiation with ultrasound, fish purging and harvesting.
Brian J. Boothe
Brian received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. He also has BBA degrees in finance and organizational behavior/business policy from Southern Methodist University. Brian has worked with Pentair for eight years as an Engineer in New Product Development designing various products for the swimming pool industry as well as Engineering Lead in the Product Technology Group focusing on R&D projects with several university research institutions and external farms.
Fernando graduated from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional in Ecuador with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He also has an MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Fernando has experience in production management in different manufacturing industries. His recent experience in aquaculture has been primarily focused on water quality monitoring and control.
Rob received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in applied science in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia. His graduate work included the research and development of gas sensing platforms. He has extensive experience in sensor design, instrumentation and software development.
Hernan received his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Nevada and his Fisheries Scientist Certification from the American Fisheries Society. Hernan's design and management experience includes hatcheries, floating cage cultures and fish culture farms, with concentration on rainbow trout and tilapia.
Jason received his Ph.D. in fisheries and aquaculture from Auburn University. He has worked with warm water aquaponic systems for the past 8 years and other methods to integrate aquaculture with horticulture. He also has experience with tilapia and freshwater prawn production systems.
Cullen received his B.A. in environmental and aquatic sciences from the University of Central Florida. He worked as a consultant to the energy industry for environmental compliance and mitigation issues concerning marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico. Cullen also has experience with pest and weed control and environmental restoration.
Dennis received his Bachelor's degree in biology from West Virginia University, and his Master of Science degree in management from North Carolina State University. Beginning in aquaculture in 1978, he has extensive experience in pond aquaculture of freshwater prawns and in the design, construction and operation of recirculating aquaculture systems. He previously managed the North Carolina Fish Barn project and provided aquaculture extension assistance at North Carolina State University.
Clarke graduated from Brunswick Community College in Supply, NC, with an A.S. degree in aquaculture technology. His technical experience includes hatchery management, aquatic weed control and aquarium supplies.
Doug has a B.S. in biochemistry and a B.A.S. in mechanical engineering, both from the University of British Columbia. His past work experience includes pond and lake remediation, pressurized gas engineering, on-site commissioning and front line sales. He currently heads Point Four Systems' gas management designs and installations.
Eric received a B.A. and Certificate of Translation (Spanish to English) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He also has an M.S. degree from Louisiana State University in fisheries science (specialization in aquaculture). His work experience includes fish farm operations at North State Fisheries, biofiltration and water quality management for zebrafish and Xenopus frogs.
Marcela has a B.S. degree in marine biology from UJTL in Colombia and an M.S. degree from the University of Maine. She has worked in the marine and freshwater aquaculture field raising different species of shrimp and fish in flow-through and recirculation systems in warm and coldwater environments. Her specialties include hatchery and growout phase.
Dan graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in biology. He has experience as a retail fish department manager, in environmental testing laboratories and in the breeding of reptiles and amphibians. Dan also has experience with home aquariums and water gardens.
Reymond graduated from North Island College in Campbell River B.C., receiving a diploma in industrial automation and an Electronics Technician Certificate. Prior to attending school his work experience was installing, maintaining and repairing pools and spas. He is currently working to become a Journeyman Industrial Instrumentation Technician.
Richard D. Jones, EIT
Rick received his M.S. in biological and agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University. His graduate work included extensive research on filtration and water recirculation. He has also participated in the design, construction and maintenance of commercial-scale aquaculture facilities and public aquariums. Rick is a certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
Ryan received his A.S. degree in aquaculture from Hillsborough Community College. His technical experience includes ornamental hatchery management, hormone-induced spawning and aeration and recirculating system design. He also has experience in home aquarium design and maintenance.
Ryan graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in aquaculture and fishery technology. He worked for the university, maintaining a number of small fresh and saltwater recirculation and flow-through systems of larval and adult finfish. He also works with zoo and aquarium facilities.
Gmerice received her B.S. in biology and environmental health science from the University of Georgia and earned a master's degree in environmental health too. She has experience in aquatic toxicity, coral growth and nutrient uptake, aquatic plant mineral uptake, water quality testing and water quality adjustment with various types of chemical filtration media.
Dr. Thomas M. Losordo
Dr. Losordo received his M.S. in agricultural engineering from the University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. in agricultural engineering from the University of California, Davis. As a professor and extension aquaculture specialist at North Carolina State University, he provided state-wide technical assistance to the agribusiness community in the area of aquaculture and aquacultural engineering. This included traveling to over 490 farms and providing solutions to problems in aquaculture associated with these and other aquaculture sites. He has provided consulting services on aquaculture projects around the world for over 20 years, and is a past president of both the World Aquaculture Society and the Aquacultural Engineering Society.
Stewart graduated from Oberlin College with degrees in biology and chemistry. He worked at the National Aquarium and the National Zoo, and was curator of the Mirage Resort aquarium and dolphin habitat in Las Vegas. His areas of expertise include filtration systems, invertebrate taxonomy, ozone chemistry, microbiology and fish diseases and pathology.
Joe brings over thirty years of Fish Farming experience to PAES, and earned his MBA in Business and a Diploma & Certificate in Aquaculture in Galway, Ireland. Joe offers extensive practical Saltwater and Freshwater Management experience. He has set up and operated a Land Based Marine RAS Facility, rearing Halibut and European Turbot. In addition, Joe has been involved in all aspects of Off-Shore and In-Shore cage culture --helping develop Hatchery units and rearing everything from Salmon to Trout, Cod and Wrasse. Joe has also worked on many specific Aquaculture related projects including design and start-ups.
Marco G. Pistrin, MSc, R.P.Bio, PMP
Marco holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a master’s degree in aquaculture from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His graduate work focused primarily on intensive RAS technology, membrane and periphyton filtration, with direct application to salmonid, cichlid, cyprinid and clariid aquaculture. He is also a Registered Professional Biologist and a Project Management Professional with a strong environmental consultancy and and OH&S background.
Kevin received both his Bachelor of Science and master's degrees in zoology from Eastern Illinois University. He has experience in mushroom cultivation and as an aquaculture technician. His specialties include aeration, diffusers and the control of zebra mussels.
Kristin has a B.S. in marine biology, a B.S. in environmental science and a minor in Forensic Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her undergraduate honors research focused on oyster recruitment rates in the Eastern Oyster. Her interests are in environmental marine research and wildlife rehabilitation.
Greg received a B.S. in marine biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He has worked with recirculating aquaculture systems and in retail aquarium sales, and he has performed research on fish nutrition.
Dr. Turano has worked in marine and freshwater aquaculture for 16 years. As an extension specialist with North Carolina Sea Grant, he focused on hybrid striped bass and bivalve shellfish aquaculture, as well as soft crab production in the Atlantic blue crab fishery. He has extensive experience in both pond and tank-based systems. Turano earned an M.S. in mariculture from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and a Ph.D. in zoology from North Carolina State University.
Abby received her B.S. in environmental science from Springfield College in Massachusetts and her M.S. in zoology from the University of New Hampshire. She specializes in recirculating systems for aquaculture and has done research on fish nutrition and larvaculture.
Genny has worked in the aquaculture industry for 20 years. She received her Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma from Camosun College in Victoria, BC, and worked in the design end of the industry for 10 years before moving into technical sales. Genny specializes in water treatment equipment for large scale aquaculture and public aquarium facilities.