OUR LEADERS

I’m Rebecca, I’m an admin for NMAS and NMAS Aquatic Leftovers. I’ve been keeping fish for years and the one fish that hooked me (haha) into the hobby was the Demasoni. The black and blue just can’t be beat in my mind! I love Africans because I can have many fish in one tank. Cichlids are jerks, yes, but very interesting. I currently have one tank for my Demasoni colony, one tank for my peacocks and haps and a third tank for my Rusties. Funny enough, I’ve never kept any community fish. I also have a pond, about 180 gallons, and I keep Shubunkin, Sarasa comets, one goldfish and Gambusia. I miss the waterfall in the winter!

Hi, I’m Jason, the President of the New Mexico Aquarium Society. I’ve been keeping aquariums for about 15 years now, but I’ve always been attracted to community and oddball fish. I’ve dabbled in everything from planted to saltwater tanks, but I can honestly say I appreciate anything that presents a long-term challenge. I have a deep appreciation for all animals, but aquatics has always held a special place in my heart. Above all else, I love the sense of community that this society brings, and I strive to help others in their quest for aquarium knowledge. Feel free to message me if you ever have any questions pertaining to the hobby or the club. This is a learning experience for everyone, so feel free to reach out to me or any other admins if you ever need anything. Happy fish keeping!

My name is Gary Person I am the Founder of the New Mexico Aquarium Society.  It is my dream to have a full functioning society where we can share your hobby with other members and make new friendships along the way.  I have been in the hobby for almost 40 years staring with a metal framed gold fish aquarium with an under-gravel filter.   In my 40 years in the hobby I have ran the gambit of aquariums, ponds, and fish-rooms. Each decade I fall in love with a different aspect of the hobby.  In the 80's it was what every I could afford, in the 90's it was saltwater, in the 2000's  it was tank buster freshwater fish and in this decade it has been planted tanks and fish-rooms.  I personally want to thank you for viewing our web page and I hope you become part of our society.

David Mueller attended the University of New Mexico where he received his bachelors of science in 2015 and masters of science in 2018. David worked as a mechanical project engineer specializing in HVAC design, but is currently a project manager at B&D Industries Inc. David has an extensive history of event coordination and project management with nonprofits. David has been an avid aquarium hobbyist since high school and has exclusively kept saltwater reef tanks. Through the NMAS he hopes to help inspire and educate people in the exciting world of reef keeping.

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