In this episode of the Taste of Harmons Podcast, Brent Andersen joins our hosts. Brent is CEO of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. Chef Lesli Sommerdorf and Brandon Young visit with him to discuss his current project—the coral reef rescue.
You might wonder why Harmons partners with an aquarium. The answer is, we provide food for the thousands of animal inhabitants they house. In other words, they eat the same fresh produce you do.
Brent is passionate about marine life. Listen to the podcast and learn what he does to help save the coral reefs of the world. It’s an amazing story and you can help. The details about doing that are also included in the podcast.
You can also visit https://thelivingplanet.com/conservation/coral-rescue/ to learn more. And if you choose to visit the aquarium you’ll be amazed at all the animals and encounters they offer.
This is not the first time Brent has paid us a visit, and you can listen to the last podcast here,
Despite growing up in landlocked Utah, Brent Andersen’s curiosity for marine life was sparked by a gift he received as a child. His grandmother gave him a book about the ocean, and his curiosity grew into a passionate pursuit that led him to a degree in marine biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His real dream was to share his passion with the children of Utah, and with the idea keeping him up at night, he decided to follow through and open an aquarium—Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, to be exact. This is a major personal accomplishment for Andersen, but from his perspective, he is just getting started.
As long as there are conservation needs on the planet, and opportunities to help audiences learn and grow in their connection to and understanding of nature, he will be working to keep expanding the reach and mission of LLPA.