Meet the team

Who we are and why we do it

Aquarium Co-Op’s strength is down to our community of staff and customers. We all share a passion for fish and other aquatic life. Our team has been carefully created by seeking out the most educated and knowledgeable hobbyists to bring you the best information and service. Read more about Cory McElroy and our team who have built the Aquarium Co-Op since 2012 into the thriving community that is today.

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Cory McElroy


Company Owner and Founder
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Randy Reed | Director of Operations Started Aquarium Co-Op in November of 2018

Randy Reed

Director of Operations
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Robert Bennett | Store GM Started Aquarium Co-Op in August of 2016

Robert Bennett

Store GM
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Irene Bearly | Content Strategist and Blog Expert Started Aquarium Co-Op in November of 2019

Irene Bearly

Content Strategist and Blog Expert
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Jimmy Nguyen | Editor and Multimedia Production Manager Started Aquarium Co-Op in January of 2017

Jimmy Nguyen

Editor and Multimedia Production Manager
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Lizzie Block


Program Manager
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