Stories

50th Reunion

By: Rob Gourley of AquaNew I attended my 50th reunion at Proctor Academy, located in the foothills of New Hampshire, along with 21 other classmates this month. The record-breaking 50th reunion attendance for the school actually represented half the class (in the photo to the left, I am the guy in the center, standing and …

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Where in the World is Katie Kopinski? (AquaNew’s favorite intern talks about her most recent work with exotic felines)

Guest Post by: Katie Kopinski My latest adventure was as an Exotic Feline Intern at a private sanctuary near West Palm Beach, Florida. Many of my duties at this facility involved diet preparation, cleaning enclosures, daily training of animals, and giving guided tours to guests. Tours were made by appointment only, so that the cats didn’t become …

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Repurposed Bridge

By Rob Gourley, CEO, AquaNew, LLC While working on the Alaskan pipeline project in the 1970s and 1980s, I worked on repurposing parts … even salvaging and modifying what were available in the Arctic to keep the large ice trucks, oil drilling equipment, and cranes operating and provide essential warmth for the crews to continue …

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Secret Gourley Family Recipe: Southern Black-Eyed Peas with a Northern Twist

Northerner Rob Gourley married into a Southern family, and eating bland black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck is tradition. No, this is not Rob’s recipe on how to make Watt-Ahh®. The next best kept secret is Rob Gourley’s other recipe … how to make Southern black-eyed peas more edible and delicious with …

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Update on Katie Kopinski, Former AquaNew Intern: Care of Baby Sea Lion and Now Cheetahs

We enjoy hearing from our Watt-Ahh® friends. Katie, who performed a fish growth study for AquaNew had good news about the recent birth of this sea lion at a wildlife center where she interned, and also about her next internship involving care for cheetahs at another wildlife sanctuary located in Oregon. Katie wrote, ”The position involves lots …

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