Greg Grimes

A lifetime fisherman, Greg began his lake management career in 1991 while an undergraduate in biology. He went on join a lake management company where the desire for more knowledge led him to obtain a Masters in Fisheries from the University of Georgia in 1998. Greg founded Aquatic Environmental Services, Inc (AES) in 1996. Time has flown and it does not seem like he has been working on ponds for 25 years now. Greg oversees the day to day operations of the company with the main focus in the Fishery Management Division. He travels the eastern half of the U.S. helping clients in their quest for the fish of their dreams. Many days are spent in the office, but he finds some time to be on the shockboat. Most days in field, you will find Greg designing and laying out a lake for our clients. Greg has written numerous pond management articles, conducted fishery seminars and worked on literally thousands of ponds and lakes. Greg can tackle most fishery issues but realizes lakes are a dynamic ever changing environment that requires innovative steps to meet tomorrow’s goals. His spare time these days are spent with his family, spending time with his two boys in the great outdoors.

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Matt Morgan

Aquatic Environmental Services team in 2006 after graduating from the famed fishery program at Auburn University. During his time at Auburn, he worked at the Ireland Center where he assisted researchers studying the effects of striped bass stocking on largemouth and spotted bass; the distribution, abundance, and population characteristics of shoal bass in tributaries of the Chattahoochee River, Alabama; as well as the effects of tournament fishing on dispersal, population characteristics, and mortality of black bass in Lake Martin, Alabama. At the Ireland Center, he also aged thousand of sunfish via sagittal otoliths and maintained research ponds (i.e. fertilization, sampling, etc.). Matt is supervisor of the Fisheries Management Division at Aquatic Environmental. In his ten years he has seen it all in fish management. He is a strong reason AES is one of the leaders in growing some of the largest bass around. He is responsible for all electrofishing surveys and develops management plans for small ¼ acre ponds to lakes hundreds of acres all across the Southeast. He is also develops fish stocking plans and creates lake habitat designs. When times call for assistance he is quick to help with: fish stocking, aeration sales and installation, fish habitat installation, lime/fertilizer applications, and water quality monitoring. Matt enjoys spending time outdoors and loves inshore fishing and catching big bluegill.

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Grant Bobo

Grant joined Aquatic Environmental Services in 2016 after graduating from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He sought a degree in Biology to continue his life-long passion for natural resources conservation and the love of fish. Grant joined us right after he was completed his work in Glacier National Park with the University of Montana, USGS, and Montana FWP. He was working under a NFS funded project which was investigating the evolutionary and ecological impacts of Westslope Cutthroat Trout hybridizing with Rainbow Trout. In addition, he aided the USGS with gill netting Lake Trout inside Glacier. When he is not working, Grant will be found at the gym powerlifting or fly fishing in North Georgia for big Brown Trout. He also enjoys playing cello, cooking, and fly tying.

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David Copeland

A lifelong resident of Georgia, David started fishing at a young age and it has been one of his passions since that time. David attended the University of Georgia, and has spent his career previously in sales, and as a small business owner. His career experiences have led David to Aquatic Environmental Services as the director of business development. In this role he is responsible for cultivating relationships with our construction contractors, developing business for new and existing clients, as well as working with ownership on strategic opportunities. In his spare time, you can normally find David attending the sporting activities of his three children, or trying to catch a trophy bass in his pond. David also serves on the board of directors at B.A.S.S.

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