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

Matt joined Aquatic Environmental Services (AES) 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 the senior fisheries biologist at AES. In over ten years at AES, Matt has seen it all in fisheries management. He is a strong reason AES is one of the leaders in growing some of the largest bass around. Matt is responsible for all electrofishing surveys and develops management plans for small ¼ acre ponds to lakes hundreds of acres all across the Southeast.

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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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Grant Bobo

• Fly Fishing
• Coffee
• Montana
• Olympic Weightlifting
• Tacos

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Sharon Williams

Sharon joined Aquatic Environmental Services in 2016. The team always had a feeling that things could be more organized, so Sharon was brought on to assist in this effort! If you have called into our office, you most likely have had the pleasure of speaking with her, but here are a few things to know about Sharon .

She will admit to being a tab bit OCD...that is why she is responsible for “keeping the ducks in a row” here at AES. While her awesome teammates are working diligently out in the field, she is manning headquarters where she ensures the daily office operations run smoothly.

She does adore the outdoors… fishing may not be on the top of her list for outdoor adventures… don’t tell Greg. But she will be the first to volunteer for a team-building activity that involves hiking or maybe a beach chair though…ahem Greg.

She can deadlift over 300 lbs., but any mention of cardio will make her eyes roll…every time. If she is not in the office, you can find her “working on her fitness” at the gym.

If you are unable to locate her at the previously referenced destinations, rest assured you can find her spending time with her beautiful family or serving at church.

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Melissa Keneely

Melissa graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a Fisheries and Wildlife degree. She always loved animals, particularly fish, growing up, which is why she decided to study fisheries management. After graduating college, she interned for the Department of Natural Resources and worked as a contractor for a private environmental consulting company in Atlanta doing fish and mussel surveys before joining AES. Melissa has been a Fisheries Biologist at Aquatic Environmental Services since March 2019. She does a variety of jobs for the company including report writing, lake mapping, and helping out wherever she can for the company. She enjoys her job being a good mix of working in the office and getting out in the field.

In her free time Melissa likes to travel as she can, hike, enjoy craft beer, and spend time with family and friends. She spent four months backpacking around Europe with her boyfriend after college. They started in Dublin, Ireland went as far east as Budapest, Hungary, as far west as Lisbon, Portugal, and as far south as Sicily, Italy and hit just about everything in between. In total, they visited 19 countries during their trip and her favorite countries were Croatia and Italy. She particularly enjoys traveling to places surrounded by beautiful nature.

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