Sasha has a diverse career in fisheries, with over 20 years experience as a fisheries technician, biologist, and fisheries instructor. He has worked with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and as a private consultant, taught at Sir Sandford Fleming College, and operated a fish-based medical facility at Toronto SickKids Hospital. Sasha has a strong academic background having received diplomas from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Aquaculture, and Fish and Wildlife. He has an Honours B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Science from Trent University, and studied at the master’s level in nature-based recreation and tourism, where research focused on fisheries. Sasha is an avid outdoors person participating in many different pursuits, including angling from his stand-up-paddleboard for a variety of fish species. When not immersed in fish, he’s in the bush with his hunting dogs, hanging out with his family, or on the soccer field playing, coaching or refereeing.
Mat has had many careers but his passion has always been for fisheries and aquatic life. As a licenced plumber Mat has the know how to design and build efficient and reliable aquatic based systems, something that he studied during his time at Sir Sandford Fleming College. Attention to detail and precision guide all of Mat’s work. During his free time Mat is an avid cyclist and angler. He and his family live on a small hobby farm that has been in the family for seven generations. There, they enjoy caring for a flock of laying hens and all things gardening.