The South River Aquaponics Team

About us


Peter Ullman
Managing Director

     Peter graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2012 on the President's list.  After realizing the necessity of quality ingredients in gourmet food he spent the next year developing his skills at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Through his earlier years of volunteer work with Mercy Ships, Mother's Choice and other Christian organizations he experienced the blessing of helping others.  As Managing Director of South River Aquaponics, his long term goal is to bring quality organic food, by-products and education to those in need. 



Peter and his wife Amanda live in Colorado with their two children and French bulldog Max. They enjoy numerous outdoor activities including hiking, ice hockey, snowboarding and BBQing with friends and family.


Adam Burgess

Greenhouse Director

     Adam discovered his passion for gardening at the age of 14 when he got a summer job at a plant nursery.  Eleven years later he became a nursery manager and began his training to become a master gardener.  At the age of 31 he helped co-found an all-natural fertilizer company in Arizona.
     Originally from Michigan Adam has relocated to Colorado to work as the Greehouse Director of South River Aquaponics.  In his time off, Adam enjoys tinkering with vintage motorcycles and applying his skills as a trained graphic artist.


Giovanni Mendoza

Director of Operations

     Gio was born and raised in Central America in El Salvador.  He studied Industrial Engineering while at University.  Giovanni moved his family to San Francisco, CA in 1995, which is when he started to work for an automotive parts company.  In just a few short years he was overseeing the entire sales department!  Seeking a new adventure Gio later moved to Colorado.  This is where Gio spent 9 years in law enforcement granting him different training opportunities.  These trainings included leadership, compliance and he also attended supervisory school.  Gio has an Associates Degree in Business and is currently continuing his education in Business Administration (Green & Sustainable Management).  One of Gio’s dreams is educate his community about Aquaponics.  Specifically he is passionate about sharing his knowledge base with mission minded people who are interested in using Aquaponics in the most needed places around the world.  Giovanni’s true passion, of course,  is to spend quality time with his wife Zoila and two children.


Scott Lewis

Facility Systems Director

     Scott learned many useful things at a young age while working under the expertise of his father whom owned a handyman business.  Creating his own business, Scott honed his skills as a handyman out on his own for 4 years. This experience afforded Scott the ability to visualize and create new innovations and ideas.  His interest and passion for gardening began early on in his mothers’ garden when he would help to cultivate the soil.  Scott’s favorite part was ultimately reaping the rewards of his hard work in his mom’s all-natural garden. Scott grew up in Arizona and understood early on to appreciate the environment.  He has explored the backcountry backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, camping & understands the importance of living a sustainable life.    His vision is to grow organic food and make it accessible to the public for the greater good!

South River Aquaponics

Isaiah 58:11

      We would love to hear from you!  The best way to contact us is through e-mail which we check constantly. We are always interested in learning more, connecting new partnerships and sharing ideas.  Have a great day!



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 Telephone : ​970.249.5132


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