About The Association

The Mission

The Mission of the Aquaponics Association is to expand the practice of aquaponics through education, advocacy, and connection.

Meet Our Team

Board of Governors and Senior Leadership

Brian Filipowich

Brian Filipowich

Chairman / CEO

Brian lives in Washington, DC with his wife, daughter, cat, goldfish, koi, and many red wiggler worms. Brian has been the Chair & CEO of the Aquap

Julie Flegal-Smallwood

Julie Flegal-Smallwood

Vice Chair / Director of Aquaponics Research
Tawnya Sawyer

Tawnya Sawyer

Board Member / Director of Commercial Aquaponics

Co-Owner The Aquaponic Source and Colorado Aquaponics, passionate about community impact projects and experiential learning opportunities for students

Ed Tivnan

Ed Tivnan

Board Member / Director of STEM Aquaponics

Passionate, effective Biology teacher resulting in engaging lesson plans that relate scientific concepts to Aquaponics exhibits. My genuine enthusiasm

Jonathan Reyes

Jonathan Reyes

Board Member

Jon is the CEO and Co-founder of both Aquaponics AI and Tulua for Sustainable Agriculture. He is currently located in Jordan and is dedicated to explo

Kate Wildrick

Kate Wildrick

Senior Advisor / Director of Community Aquaponics

I am the Co-Founder of the Ingenuity Innovation Center, LLC, one of Oregon's first Benefit Companies. We are focused on creating community based solut

Aaron Imhof

Aaron Imhof

Director of Technology

Aquaponics Association Advisors

Michael “Mac” McLeon

Michael “Mac” McLeon

Officer Michael "Mac" McLeon started training inmates to grow with aquaponics in Texas. He is a teacher with the Windham School District that provides

Victoria Mirowski

Victoria Mirowski

Communications & Social Media
Thomas Wheet

Thomas Wheet

Public Policy

Thomas Wheet manages the P.R. Harris Food Hub in Washington D.C's Anacostia neighborhood. His research project--focused on assessing the business viab

Sasha Fernando

Sasha Fernando

Commercial Aquaponics
Sam Fleming

Sam Fleming

Community & STEM Aquaponics

Sam is the Executive Director of 100 Gardens, a non-profit that builds large aquaponic systems at schools. Sam also serves as an Advisor to the Aquapo

Regina Greuel Cook

Regina Greuel Cook

Community Aquaponics / Conference Planning

Regina has been part of Symbiotic Aquaponic since its beginnings in 2012. She oversees marketing, communications, and outreach activities for the orga

Abraham Reyes Yanes

Abraham Reyes Yanes

Aquaponics Research

''Mechanical Engineer with interest in automated systems and vertical farming in Aquaponics. I found a passion in food production systems. Solid back

 

 

 


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