Meet the Team
Greg GerwinTitle: Curator
About: I’m originally from Canton, Ohio and moved here to Key West 10 years ago.
Genya YerkesTitle: Assistant Curator
About: I moved to Key West from Eustis, Florida in 2004.
Robert MurphyTitle: Aquarium Engineer
About: Moved from Wisconsin in 2008 to live here in the Keys.
Pam GuinTitle: Ticket Agent
About: Born and raised in Key West.
Douglas R. Mader, MS, DVM, Diplomate ABVPTitle: Consulting Veterinarian
About: Dr. Mader, a graduate from the University of California, Davis in 1986, is the co-owner of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, a referral hospital in the Conch Republic. Dr. Mader is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice) and a Fellow in the Royal Society of Medicine. Currently he is the consulting veterinarian for the Marathon Sea Turtle Hospital, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Zoo, the Key West Aquarium and the Theater of the Sea. Dr. Mader is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and is on the review boards of several scientific journals. He has published numerous articles in scientific and veterinary journals, national magazines, and is the author/editor of the Elsevier publication, Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Mader has been the veterinarian for the Key West Aquarium since 1997.
Julia ByrnesTitle: Ticket Agent
About: From Tewksbury, New Jersey, after 25 years of working in a stuffy office I decided to pack my bags and move to Key West in 2010.
Adam BassTitle: Tour Guide
About: I’m from Arkansas and moved to Key West in 2012.
Susan WilsonTitle: Tour Guide
About: Moved to Key West in 2000 from Danfield, Virginia.
Jessica MagrinoTitle: Tour Guide
About: Moved to Key West in the summer of 2013 Pensacola Florida. I attended The University of West Florida and graduated with a B.S. in marine biology.
Gabriela WisniewskiTitle: Senior Aquarist
About: Came to Key West from Boston Massachusetts in 2001. I then pursued a graduate degree in marine biology in 2010 after which returned to Key West in 2011.