Lorne’s early tenure in aquaculture and marine sciences started at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center on Vancouver Island. The center is a shared campus of the Universities of Victoria, Alberta, and the Simon Fraser University. Lorne graduated from the University of Alberta in 1998 with his Bachelor of Science, specializing in Lake Biology.
As an aquaculture specialist, Lorne helped the establishment of CDL Aquaculture, Leduc, Alberta. The facility was a commercial tilapia growing facility located in Leduc, and subsequently sold for commercial land development.
Lorne was instrumental in establishing Ackenberry Trout Farms, a family run trout facility, located in the County Of Camrose,AB. As CEO of Ackenberry Trout Farms, Lorne designed and built a state of the art re-circulating system that has supplied trout to many of the private and commercial trout ponds in Alberta for the past 10 years.
Lorne and family established Pond Pro ltd., a premier pond technology and supply company that in addition to Aquatigro Vertical Farming Systems also supplies aeration, pumps, filtration systems, and a Lake & Pond Management Team to improve water quality and fish rearing capabilities of trout ponds and lakes in Western Canada.
As one of the leading Aquaculture Consultants in Canada, Lorne has been engaged to solve major water management issues in lakes and ponds in Western Canada, including a co-designed aquatic life support system for the trout ponds and otter ponds at the Edmonton Zoo.
Lorne was the President of the Alberta Aquaculture Association (AAA) for 4 years and continues on the AAA Board of Directors, as Vice President.
Emilys vast experience in marketing includes Communications at Alberta Health Services for 15 years. She has lead many successful marketing campaigns for Ackenberry Trout Farms as well as Pond Pro Canada doubling its sales each year for 10 years.