Meet Our Staff
Randy Jahier-Owner-After a 25+ year career as an owner of a successful, international manufacturing corporation, Randy was burned-out and ready for a change. A life-long lover of nature and SCUBA diving, Randy had a Saltwater fish tank installed in his home in 2005 and, to put it mildly, became obsessed. Never doing anything half-way, he decided to retire from the only career he had ever known (other than being a professional Magician for about 10 years during High School and College) and engulf himself in his hobby full-time. He “retired” in his late forties and after working for minimum wage in several local fish stores for a few years (a fun, educational and freeing experience), decided to open his own store where he could incorporate many features which he felt were missing in other stores and share his passion and enthusiasm for nature and fish keeping with the general public. After 4 years of exhaustive planning he opened Life Aquatic (inspired by the quirky Bill Murray movie of the same name) in December 2010. The good news is; Randy is not doing this for the money. Yes, there are bills to pay and overhead to cover, but he is truly interested in doing what is best for his customers and the environment, not his wallet. He and his staff truly treat all their customers as they would want to be treated themselves and believes that such a philosophy will benefit all in the long run…….and he’s having a blast doing it!
Farrah B.-Farrah is in charge of maintaining our store’s nearly 2000 gallons of saltwater displays and it’s occupants, as well as our freshwater habitats. She is a true lover of all animals which can easily be seen when visiting her home where she has 3 Dogs, a Rabbit, a Guinea Pig, a Bearded Dragon, and, of course…..fish. (4 Saltwater Tanks, 2 Freshwater Tanks and 8 Bettas!). She also has recently made friends with a wild toad that waits on her doorstep every evening for her to come home, so she can hand feed it a few plump crickets!
Chris C.-Service Manager- Chris heads up our staff of outside service technicians and he alone has over 30 years of experience servicing all types of aquariums, ponds and reptile habitats. Having worked for some of the largest aquarium service providers, he became disenfranchised by what he saw in the way of greed and dishonesty and sought a working environment that shared his philosophy and where he could be proud of the work he does, not embarrassed. He has found a new, second “home” at Life Aquatic.