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Dre Alvarado

Dre Alvarado

Aquarium Plants

I have been an avid hobbyist over the past 10 years.  I kept fish as a kid and in college but about 10 years ago I dove deep into the hobby.  I joined my local club, Tampa Bay Aquarium Society (TBAS) and within a couple of years I was running for President and organizing major events for the club.  I am the past Vice-president of the Florida Fancy Guppy Club and am currently the President of TBAS.

My involvement with the clubs lead me to a job with the Florida Tropical Fish Farmers Association’s Coop Store.  I managed the store for about 2 years from 2011-2013.  While working there I developed connections with many tropical fish farms in the area.  I then went to work for Nautilus Marine Wholesale as a sales rep.  My love and knowledge of fish exploded there as I was introduced to species from all over the world.  At the end of 2015 I left to try to pursue web development and website design.  After 1.5 years I came back into the industry working at WaterScapes Aquatic Plant Nursery where I am currently the Sales Manager.  I am in charge of all imported items, sourcing new local plants and some dry goods such as driftwood, and working on special projects.

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  • 2020-02


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