Meet The Team

Aqua Gardening Team Photo

 

Customer Success Team

This is the team that helps you out when you have any question, they are the ones you will meet in our showroom, over the phone, live chat and emails. They are also the ones that manage our social media communities, and test all new products that come in :) To be a part of this team you need to live and breath gardening!

 

 

Mat

Customer Success

Specialty: Organic Gardening, Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Fish Health, Lighting & Ventilation

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love gardening, reading non fiction, being in the outdoors and surfing.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
My favourite is mango - the messier the better. Carrots - roasted are my current fav veg!

 

 

Julian

Customer Success Team Manager

Specialty: Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pond Projects

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love riding my motorbike, hanging with friends and gaming.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
Cantaloupe cut up fresh is my favourite fruit. My favourite veg is potato and potato bake is my fav way to eat it.

 

 

Nathan

Customer Success

Specialty: Organic Gardening, Hydroponics, Lighting & Ventilation

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love gardening, I spend most of my spare time in the garden, skateboarding, cooking with all my freshly harvested produce.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
Strawberries straight off the plant. Leafy greens in salads.

 

 

Rhys

Customer Success

Specialty: Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Fish Health, Lighting & Ventilation

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Paddle boarding, skateboarding , cooking and gardening.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
My favourite is strawberries fresh from the plant and chilli in curries.

 

 

Josh

Customer Success

Specialty: Hydroponics, Lighting & Ventilation

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Gardening, hanging with my dog, listening to music.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
I like pears, unripe and crunchy. I love spinach in everything, can’t go wrong!

 

 

Zac

Customer Success

Specialty: Plant Biology & Customer Success

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Home brew and social community gardening.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
I’m super into rare tropical fruits. My favourite is achacha it tastes like a citrus, sherbet lychee. My favourite vegetable would have to be broccoli roasted.

 

 

Lachlan

Customer Success

Specialty: Organic Gardening & Customer Success

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I like travelling and getting outdoors, chilling with my pals and channeling into my creative side. Interests in photography and films.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
I enjoy fruit far more than veg and can't pass a juicy cantaloupe.

 

Our Warehouse Team

This is the team that makes sure all of your orders are dispatched the same day, packed safely and that the new stock is received quickly so you can see it on our website as soon as it has arrived.

 

 

Christian

Warehouse Champion All Rounder

Specialty: Helping our warehouse run smoothly and working hard to get orders out in a jiffy!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Backgammon enthusiast and meandering along paths.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
My favourite is capsicum made into dip to eat with crackers!

 

 

Adam

Picker Packer Extraordinaire

Specialty: Picking orders swiftly and cracking jokes to make the team smile!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Karaoke I won a comp once, hanging out with my kids.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
Frozen banana in smoothies. Try celery with cottage cheese (you won’t go back!) or I like it in salads.

 

 

Jackson

Warehouse Champion All Rounder

Specialty: Getting customers orders out swiftly and making sure the warehouse is running smoothly.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Watching footy and going for bike rides and gaming.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
Bananas cut up with my favourite cereal.

 

 

Michael

Operations Manager

Specialty: Making sure you get the best experience when shopping with Aqua Gardening.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with my family in the outdoors.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
Any veg or fruit that is fresh off the plant just tastes different in a good way.

 

Community & Communications

 

Shiran

CEO - Aqua Gardening

Specialty: Aquaponics & Hydroponics

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Love travelling, and exploring new places. Love cooking and hosting friends at our home. Self-growth is a very important part of my life and I love reading books and taking courses that challenge my thinking. Love going to the beach with Chris, the kids and our little dog Bowie.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
I love lettuce, as it is the best replacement for a wrap! I love filling it up with my favourite sandwich filling and even using it in place of a burger bun! Strawberries are my favourite fruit as they are easily grown and so sweet without too much fructose :)

 

 

Ash

Community and Communication Coordinator

Specialty: Creating pretty things and making sure our community know about all things Aqua!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love spending time with my pups, exploring the outdoors and getting creative with paint, clay, resin and all sorts!

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
I love roasted pumpkin, especially the gooey crispy bits with the seeds in them, yum! My favourite fruit would have to be pineapple, cut up, fresh and juicy.

 

Our Product Team

This is the team that makes sure we have our products in stock, develop new products, sourcing new products and making sure they are matching our customer needs and our quality standards.

 

 

Chris

Head of Products

Specialty: Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pond Projects, Lighting & Ventilation, Looking for New Products and making sure we have stock of all your favourites!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Heading to the beach with the family or enjoying the amazing natural parks around Brisbane. Apart from this, I'm always testing new ways to grow with Hydroponics and Aquaponics in the backyard.

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
My favourite home grown veg are cherry tomatoes, straight off the vine.

 

 

Wiebke

Purchasing Officer

Specialty: Making sure the Warehouse is stocked with all your favourite products!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Hiking and travelling the outdoors!

What's your favourite fruit and veg and your favourite way to eat them?
I love cherry tomatoes as they're sweet and perfect for a snack. My favourite fruit are mangos, I love picking them from the tree and enjoying them straight away :)