In a land far, far away (cough, Australia, cough) co-founders Lisa & Adam met and began the love story of a lifetime. Inseparable since day one, they have had quite the adventure! Engaged two months into dating, they knew this was a love that would stand the test of time. Life threw them a curve ball when Lisa got sick with a chronic illness called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) in 2017, leaving her bedridden for over a year. During that time, Lisa experienced extreme loss, fear and doubt but was determined to not let it take her down. One night in July 2018, she had a dream about creating Mermaid Straw. She woke up the next morning and got right to work. Within two weeks, they had their first sale and knew they were onto something. Through working to heal the planet, Lisa began healing herself. While she still has hard days, life is full of purpose and worth every minute. Now happily married for 10 years, Lisa & Adam are beyond grateful for the response their mission has gained and for the ability to live their passions every day.
We are a team of animal, nature, and water lovers. We are dedicated to cleaning our planet and caring for the world around us. The heart of our company is our mission. Cleanups, education, philanthropy, and volunteering are who we are, at our core.
Yo! I'm Lisa, co-founder of Mermaid Straw. I'm an extroverted introvert that loves cats, puzzles, being weird and working (yep, you read that right). I'm an empath and highly intuitive. In fact, I had a dream about starting Mermaid Straw and I'm so thankful I stuck with that intuition! I have a chronic illness called POTS and am an advocate for fellow Spoonie warriors. I have a deep passion for doing what's right for our planet. And last but certainly not least, I am forever obsessed with my husband of TEN years, Adam and our two kitties, Dex & Storm.
G’day, I’m Adam, co-founder of Mermaid Straw. I'm from a small town about an hour south of Sydney, Australia. I have a big family back home with 4 brothers and 3 sisters. I spent my childhood outdoors, surfing, riding BMX, playing soccer, going for bush walks, etc. Being outdoors so much lead me to grow, not only a respect for nature, but a LOVE for nature. I’m an ocean lover, an animal lover, a drummer, a traveler and a guy who is madly in love with his American girl and furchildren, Dex and Storm.
Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m the Wholesale Coordinator at Mermaid Straw. My passion for animals and nature plays a huge role in my life and is one of the many reasons I love my job. I have been vegan for two years and love recreating traditional recipes to make them vegan. I'm really into gardening and growing my own food in the summer! You can find me at the beach or on my paddle board when it's warm. I also love rock climbing, camping and traveling. My husband, my two huskies and my cat are my whole world!
Hi y’all! I’m Emily, I’m 22 years old, I love cats and animals of all kinds. When I’m not working, you can usually find me at concerts, spending time with family and friends or doing something outdoors! I have a strong passion for helping the environment and I love that I’m able to take that passion and bring it to work. I’m most thankful for Mermaid Straw because I am constantly inspired by the people I work with, and I love that there’s so much passion behind everything we do. My coworkers have become a second family to me and honestly that’s all I could ask for.
Hello! My name is Noël. To say that working at Mermaid Straw has changed my life is an understatement. I feel so blessed to have met people that are just as passionate about the environment as I am. The environment has always been extremely important to me. I am a huge fan of the outdoors! I’m also very much into fitness and trying to eat healthy. I have a VERY big family and they are all so outgoing and amazing in their own ways... Which also explains a lot about my personality! I absolutely love meeting new people and learning new things.
Hi I’m Savanna! I started working at Mermaid Straw during August of 2019, and have loved every moment of it! I am so grateful to have a job that takes my passion for the environment, and turns it into something so much more than my own personal life. I believe that everyone, even through the smallest efforts, can have a huge impact on our world. I am very involved in community theatre and pretty much anything artistic. I love educating, so much so that I am going to school to become a teacher someday.
Hey, I’m Dexter Morgan, or Dex for short. I’m the CEO (cat executive officer) at Mermaid Straw. You might see me from time to time on our stories or posts on social media. I love all the attention I can get. I ride with my humans to work every morning on their car center console and hop out when we arrive at the office. I promptly take my position on my throne as they work all day and feed me (obviously) when I whine. I get excited when visitors come to our store for some extra cuddles. I love catnip & coconut oil and my favorite toy is long dried grass from outside. Anyway, catch ya on the fish side. I need a nap.