Meet Our Employees


Hello! My name is Irving and I am the founder of Aqua Serene.

I have been a fish hobbyist for over 50 years. I started Aqua Serene in 1988, as an aquarium maintenance company. We later opened our All Fish & Supply and Garden Center.

Aqua Serene has set up hundreds of aquariums across Lane County. Over the last 20 years, we’ve succeeded with the philosophy that by providing quality service and products, everyone benefits.

The assortment you’ll find at Aqua Serene is a reflection of my many interests. I invite everyone to come in and immerse themselves in the Aqua Serene experience.

Thank you, and I hope to see you soon here at Aqua Serene.


Hi there- my name is Lisa. I grew up in Deadwood, Or., and I’ve been around freshwater fish for most of my life. My family had a 40 gallon freshwater tank stocked with community fish like Cardinal, Rummy Nose Tetras, Kuli and Dojo loaches.

On our weekly trips into the city, we would often shop at local pet shops and pick out new fish to add to our tank, which was always something I looked forward to.

When I was in my early teens, my family moved to Eugene. My dad began his aquarium maintenance business out of our garage. When the small business began to grow, I assisted my dad with many of the responsibilities.

I joined the team here at Aqua Serene about 10 years ago. My specialty and main interests are freshwater fish and freshwater aquatic plants. I enjoy helping my customers with their hobby, so please come in and chat with me about your interests in the wonderful world of tropical fish.

Hello, I’m Kent. I’ve been an Aqua Serene team member since November 2002. I perform maintenance for various accounts ranging from residential to office settings.

My focus is to make both my employer and aquaria owners successful in their endeavors. I am experienced in both freshwater and marine systems, and I hope to be an asset to all who wish to enjoy fish keeping.

Hello, my name is Kyle.

My fascination with the aquatic hobby began when I was young, staring up at my father’s 100 gallon Arowana tank. He helped me understand what it takes to care for such a graceful species. I also learned how to maintain the water quality that the fish live in to keep them healthy.

When we went fish shopping, I was amazed to see all the different varieties and possibilities within the aquatic world. My amazement developed into starting my own fish tanks to love and nurture.

I’d like nothing more than to help you get a new tank started so that you, too, can enjoy the pleasures of owning your own fish tank.



Hey guys,

My name is Andrew. I moved to Eugene last year after graduating from the University of Toledo, Ohio.  Since being in Eugene, I earned my Open Water Scuba License and have experienced many new things.  I have two freshwater planted tanks at home. One is a 20 gallon community tank with dwarf cichlids and neons. The other is a 5 gallon
cherry shrimp tank.

Aqua Serene is a place I’m proud to work for.  When I was new here, I quickly found Aqua Serene and they helped me set up my 20 gallon tank.  Now I am happy to help other aspiring fish keepers do the same.  Working here has taught me how to be a better aquarist and I love to pass on the knowledge.  Come on in and I can help you set up a freshwater planted tank.



My name is Olaf Lindquist.  I am 20 years old and have been keeping fish for almost 5 years.  I take a special interest in bottom dwelling fish such as plecostomus, loaches and bichir fish.

I grew up watching my uncle’s large south american cichlids and arowana.  Now I have 3 tanks of my own, a 55 gallon, 75 gallon and a 100 gallon, all freshwater, all planted.

My goal at Aqua Serene is to educate as many people with what I know and learn as much as I can from the people – and fish – around me.  I’m proud to call myself an employee at the best aquatic pet store in Eugene.



Hello there! My name is Renee. I am a Eugene native and lover of all plants and animals; great and small. I currently have 3 freshwater planted tanks; a 55 gallon with a variety of tropical fish, a 30 gallon with fancy goldfish, and a 10 gallon with my Betta.

I work mainly out in the water garden and would love to help you get a water feature or aquaponics system going in your own backyard, but can also help you inside with your tropical tanks! I have been at Aqua since fall of 2014.

Come in and get your water feature looking better than ever today!



I’m Saleah. I was born in Sioux Falls South Dakota and moved to Eugene when I was a kid. Aquariums have always been a family hobby and so I grew up helping my parents take care of saltwater fish and cichlids. I currently have reef aquariums and small planted freshwater aquariums.

I enjoy the science and the art of aquarium keeping and always want to be adding to my knowledge and experience. My goal working at Aqua Serene is to encourage others to grow in their knowledge and appreciation of nature.


2 Responses to Meet Our Employees

  1. sgregoire says:

    Hello my name is Seth,
    Just would like to say I have been in twice now, helped twice both my Kyle. The service was outstanding, the people were friendly, and the quality of the products and fish were amazing. I will definitely be coming back in the future.
    Thanks for everything.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Seth! So glad to hear you had a great experience, and thanks for the great feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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