Dominick Cirigliano has been an animal-related hobbyist for over 20 years with his first dedicated marine tank in the early 1990's. His interest in animals began at a young age as a direct result of his father's passion for box turtles. A good friend and neighbor introduced Dominick to the marine world and shortly after he became fascinated with local species which dominated his initial marine aquariums. Dominick's career focuses on marketing new and established brands for Healthcare products and Consumer Packaged Goods. His interests outside of the hobby include softball and other outdoor activities.
Josh Saul is a consultant for Fortune 500 finance and banking companies. He has been involved in the aquarium hobby for 15 years and has been SCUBA diving for over 20. He spends his spare time planning dive trips, designing websites, DJing, and finding new and exciting ways to flood his apartment.
Lissa Mann has been keeping saltwater fish for a mere six years and thinks reef tanks are a cruel mistress. She currently has a 75g mixed reef saltwater aquarium. When she is not putting her hands in her tank, she is attempting to do Real Science in order to pay for her expensive hobbies. She also enjoys taking photos now and again.
Randy Donowitz has been keeping aquariums most of his life. During the mid 1980s and 90s he was consumed with the breeding of African Cichlids. In 1994 he purchased his first marine system- a simple 55 gallon reef setup and he has been an incurable coralholic ever since. Randy's articles have appeared in numerous hobbyist publications including Aquarium Frontiers, Advanced Aquarist, Marine Fish and Reef USA Annual and Aquarium Fish magazine. Currently, he curates and maintains the 3 system, 700 gallon coral reef display at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where he enjoys the privilege of sharing his knowledge and love of the hobby with students, staff, and community members from around the Tri-State area.
Simon Garratt has been keeping reefs and fish only setups since he was around 12yrs old. He writes articles for UK Magazines like Ultramarine magazine, and various online sources, and is a frequent presenter at hobbyist events around the UK. Currently, he is growing out a new 490 gallon in wall Maldivian theme set up, experimenting with a high proportion of fake/home grown live rock. When he is not reefing he is likely out touring the countryside on his motorcycle.
Jonathan Hale works as a photographer and furniture maker in the New York City area. He has been keeping fish since the age of 12, and set up his first salt water tank in his freshman college dorm room. His first reef tank was set up in 1993 and it's been a love hate relationship ever since.