Our Team

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Jeff Turner, President and Founder

Jeff Turner, President and Founder

Jeff has spent almost the entirety of his life fully immersed in the aquarium industry.  From working as an aquarium service technician as part of his father’s aquarium shop to operating one of the first commercial live rock collection and wholesale companies, to starting the first commercially successful marine ornamental aquaculture facility, to owning and operating several aquarium related companies, Jeff has truly seen it all.  Despite all of his successes, his heart remains with custom aquarium systems.  It’s how he was first able to stand out in a crowded industry, and the decades of experience and expertise are on full display in every Reef Aquaria Design project.

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J.R. Corvison, Operations Manager

J.R. Corvison, Operations Manager

J.R. combined his background in construction management with his saltwater aquarium hobby to settle in to a role at Reef Aquaria Design that allows him to create dream systems for discerning clients.  Working closely with designers and architects, he has helped the company bring its visions to life through the development of detailed plans and 3D modeling technology.

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Giovany Cardo, Aquarium Service Manager

Giovany Cardo, Aquarium Service Manager

Gio brings an unrivaled enthusiasm to his work overseeing the care and continued support of all of our projects.  Always happy to help, he experiences a great deal of pride in watching Reef Aquaria Design’s projects grow and thrive over time.  Gio manages a small team of highly qualified aquarium service technicians to ensure that all of our systems are as beautiful as ever.

Damon Barnes, Director of Maintenance and Project Manager

Damon Barnes, Director of Maintenance / Project Manager

Damon has combined his strengths of strategic planning, management, and aquarium knowledge to expertly fit into his role with Reef Aquaria Design. He works closely with all of the clients from the initial conceptual conversation, through the sale, planning, fabrication, installation and the ongoing maintenance of the aquarium. Very detail oriented with a focus on always providing clients with the best experience and product available.

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Ryan Lincoln, Aquarium Service Technician

Ryan Lincoln, Aquarium Service Technician

Ryan has built a career in caring for aquariums at the highest level for many years.  Prior to relocating to South Florida to work with RAD, Ryan worked for some of the largest aquarium service providers in the Northeast.  Ryan is an absolute expert aquarist.  He has a vast knowledge of fish, corals, and invertebrates and helps bring our visions to life by providing for the health and growth of our systems.

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Joleen Turner, Finance Manager

Joleen Turner, Finance Manager

Joleen has been involved with RAD since the beginning and handles all of the finances for Reef Aquaria Design.  Always helpful, she is glad to offer our clients any help that they may need.

Emily Burford, Marine Life Care Specialist

Emily Burford, Marine Life Care Specialist

Emily is a true biologist at heart, and brings ample experience to the table in both creating the ideal environment for various species of marine life, and providing the highest level of husbandry for aquarium occupants. Coming from both a scientific research background and one of maintaining massive aquarium systems for public facilities specializing in delicate marine species such as stingrays and sharks, she brings this level of attention to detail and care to Reef Aquaria Design’s projects.