Ken McKeighen – Senior Host & Advisor of the Natures
Ken also hosts the Killifish Hour, The Fine Art of Paleontology and other special
programs. Ken steps in for any of the shows if he is needed to do so. He is
a world famous nature artist and killifish expert. He is also a New Mexico Museum
of Natural History field researcher in Paleontology.
Greg Barord – The Nautilus Hour- He
is a fairly new host and is a deep sea Nautilus expert.
Ray Owczarzak – Host Of His Own Show
– Ray has been in the public Aquarium field for over 15 years. Ray has worked at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and most recently worked for the National Aquarium as Assistant Curator of Fishes. Ray has over 30 years of experience in the retail pet/aquarium field as well. Ray loves spending his spare time researching whatever sparks his interest at any moment. His hobbies include aquarium keeping, hiking, gardening, as well as rock/fossil hunts (amateur level of course), camping. Whenever possible he likes to get out on the road on his motorcycle and spending time with friends and family.
Ken Boorman – Senior Host & Advisor of the Natures
-Ken, is originally from Australia, but is now living in Ontario, Canada. Ken has kept fish for over 50 years. A good part of this time he has dedicated exclusively to collect, keep and breed Australia and New Guinea native fishes in his numerous home aquariums. These fish belong to several families. He has been a member of the Australian New Guinea Fishes Association for many years and is currently the North American co-ordinator for that group. He is also President of the Chatham-Kent Aquarium Society and is active in CAOAC where he is presently Vice President. He will be familiar to many people as the person who operates Lisa’s Lair Bookstore. He is well-read on aquarium and terrarium subjects, as well as other aspects of natural history.
Ron Bishop – Radio Host
Ron is living in London, Ontario with his wife Annette and family. Ron has kept fish since he was 12 years of age, starting in the hobby with livebearers and cichlids with his Dad. They worked up to a large operation until school took over.
Ron has been a member of the London Aquaria Society for many years. Ron has been the president of the London Aquaria Society for over 10 years and is still hanging on. He has received the CARES Person of the Year Award from the London Aquaria Society.
He is a certified Judge for CAOAC (Canadian Association Of Aquarium Clubs) and currently holds the position of President for that association. He also holds the Intermediate Breeders Certificate, African Rift Lake Cichlids Basic Merit, Livebearers Basic Merit. Also this year Annette and Ron received the Hobbyist of the Year Award.
Showing and Auctioning and just generally helping other clubs is a goal that he has set for himself. He likes to talk about the hobby to anyone that will listen.
Spencer G. Lucas – Radio Host Spencer is a stratigrapher and paleontologist who has been Curator of Geology and Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) since 1988 and has been the Museum’s Chief Curator since 2009. He received a B. A. degree from the University of New Mexico (1976) and M. S. (1979) and Ph.D. (1984) degrees from Yale University. Lucas’s research has focused on biostratigraphic problems of the late Paleozoic, Mesozoic and early Cenozoic. Since 1992, he has been a major contributor to refinement of the Triassic timescale as a Voting Member of the IUGS Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy. He has undertaken extensive field research in the American West, Kazakstan, China, Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Lucas has published 7 books and edited or co-edited more than 70 volumes. He has published more than 1000 scientific articles and is or has
been on the editorial board of Ichnos, Geological Society of America Bulletin, New Mexico Geology, New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, Journal of Palaeogeography, and Revista Geologica de America Central, among others. In 1991, he founded the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin and is its Chief Editor.