Let's start from the beginning...

In a land far, far away (cough, Australia, cough) 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. One night in July 2018, she had a dream about creating Mermaid Straw. She woke up the next morning and got right to work (from bed!). Within 3 months, Adam joined her full time and they've been growing the business together ever since!

Our commitment to

the planet.

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. 

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Co-founders

Lisa Harrington

Chief Executive Officer

Yo! I'm Lisa, Co-founder & CEO 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,Adam, and our adorable furballs.

Adam Harrington

Chief Operations Officer

G’day, I’m Adam, Co-founder & COO 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. Spending most of my time outdoors 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 husband who is madly in love with his American girl and furbabies.

Meet the Crew

Emily M

Customer Service Manager

Hi everyone! I’m Emily, and I’m the Customer Happiness Manager at Mermaid Straw. I’ve been here for over 3 years and absolutely love what I do. When I’m not at work, I like to spend time with friends, listen to music, be outdoors, cook, and travel! I’m also a big animal lover, but cats have my heart. I love our planet and I think it’s important to do what we can to save it. Working at Mermaid Straw motivates me everyday to be a better person for myself and the planet, and I’m so thankful to be surrounded by such an amazing team.

Kenna H

Customer Happiness Rep

Hey I'm Kenna! I am the Customer Happiness Representative here at Mermaid Straw! I love music, and when I'm not at work, I'm a full time Swiftie and Harry Styles fan. I play 3 instruments and I'm always singing. Going to coffee shops, seeing the sunset and thrifting are my favorite pastimes. I spend most of my time with my boyfriend and our two geckos, Keeko and Medusa. I am happier than ever to be working with this amazing team, working towards an amazing mission! I can't wait to talk to more of y'all!!

Alicia H

Fulfillment Manager

Hi guys, I’m Alicia! I’m happiest when I have a strong mission to work towards, so I’m lucky that Mermaid Straw has become a second home. I love all things fitness, environmental, business and animal related. I have 3 dogs and 6 cats, I call them my mini zoo. Outside of work you can find me at the beach, on dog walks, reading a book or trying out new coffee places. Coffee is the way to my heart. And at work, you can find me squeezing in time to give Luna & Nova all the love I have to give.

Sabrina S

Fulfillment Team Leader

Hey I’m Sabrina, I am the Fulfillment Team Leader here at Mermaid Straw. I’m a recent college graduate with a passion for helping any and all. I was drawn to the mission behind Mermaid Straw and am grateful to work for a company truly dedicated to making positive change. I enjoy being active, hanging out with my animals, and reading in any free time I can find.

Peyton M

Fulfillment

Hey guys! I'm Peyton and I'm a member of the fulfillment team here at Mermaid Straw! I'm a huge animal lover, and spend most of my time with my cat, Binx, and my family. I'm a lover of romcoms, and like to consider myself a professional binge watcher. I'm so excited to be able to work with such a great team and a company with an amazing mission and values!

Sierra G

Fulfillment

Hey everyone I’m Sierra! It’s been so much fun working at Mermaid Straw & I’ve learned so much. I’m extremely thankful working for a business with so much dedication to keeping our planet clean! I love music, baking, animals, & experiencing new/different things like restaurants, shopping, or fun activities around the area. I have a dog, Kobi & a cat, Fink! We rescued both of them over a year ago & they immediately became our fur babies. When I’m not at work, I’m typically spending time with family & friends or spending my days outdoors. I especially love just sitting near water & admiring the view or finding new places to take Kobi exploring!

Alyssa A

Inventory Manager

Hey everyone! I’m Alyssa, I’m the one hiding out in the warehouse during the the TikTok Lives - I’m the Inventory Manager here at Mermaid Straw, so I’m usually busy with one thing or another back there! When I’m not focused on getting things ready and available to be packaged for you, I’m busy with my sons River and Kai. I love the ocean and going to the beach, so working for a company whose mission is to help keep these free of plastic, really drives me to do my best every day. I have 2 little boys who deserve to see the same natural beauty of this earth that I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy. Adam, Lisa and everyone here at Mermaid Straw are working to preserve that future for our world - I love getting to be apart of that!

Canada D

Head Seamstress

Hi I’m Canada and I’m Mermaid Straw’s Head Seamstress. Canada is a nickname given to me because people say I’m so nice. I’ll apologize even if it’s not my fault. I love sewing and it’s fun to create something reusable but cute and useful at the same time. I love watching horror movies; listening to industrial, electronic, and grunge music; roller skating; Halloween; and creepy things. I’m also t-shirt queen. My favorite Animal Crossing characters are Sable (of course) and Pietro. I believe all of us on this earth (people, animals, and environment) should be treated with love, kindness, and respect - which is why I love working here. Also, if you have a bug in your personal space, I offer my bug relocation services anytime I can.

Riley G

Seamstress Assistant

Hi everyone! I’m Riley, the Seamstress Assistant here at Mermaid Straw. I love being able to work somewhere that has such an important cause. When I’m not working, you can find me hiking, kayaking, and painting. I love spending my time in nature, so working for a company that strives to keep it clean is so important to me!

Dexter H

KEO

Hey, I’m Dexter Morgan, or Dex for short. I’m the KEO (Kitty 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 on their car's 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.