OdySea Aquarium Core Values

OdySea Aquarium is committed to supporting a variety of programs at the local, regional, and global level to educate and inspire guests about aquatic life and conservation.


Transparency in all aspects


Resources & Community


Do what is right, not popular


Who we are, what we do & the ability to create it


People, animals and environment


To better ourselves, our communities & the world

Our Team

Greg Charbeneau

General Manager

Greg directs and oversees all aspects of OdySea Aquarium. Greg’s background includes 29 years. of dedicated experience in zoological operations, hospitality and entertainment industries, overseeing operations at nationally acclaimed theme parks and aquariums.

Greg joins OdySea Aquarium most recently from the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas where he held the title of Vice President Marine Operations & Marketing. Previously, Charbeneau held leadership positions at Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation in Norcross, GA, Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Ga, Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ, Sea World in OH and FL, and began his career as a Marine Biologist for the Walt Disney World Company and EPCOT Living Seas.

Charbeneau holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University with a specialization in Marine Biology. He is a member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and sits on several AZA steering committees and has trained and competed in five Ironman competitions including the World Championships 2011 in Kona, Hawaii.

Jessica Peranteau

Director of Animal Care & Education

Jessica oversees the behavior, welfare, and enrichment of all animals at OdySea Aquarium, as well as the Education Department and Volunteer Services. She received her degree in Behavioral Psychology from Kent State University, and has over 20 years’ experience working with diverse marine and exotic land animals.

Jessica served as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology with Monmouth University, with an emphasis on the analogous relationship of human and animal behavior. She is an active Professional member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and the International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA).

David Peranteau

Director of Animal Care & Conservation

David oversees all aquarium exhibits, life support systems and veterinary services. He joined OdySea Aquarium from Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari in Jackson, New Jersey, where he was part of the Senior Management team and held the title of Senior Supervisor of Animal Education. There, he was responsible for the Safari Off-Road Adventures and the animal education program that included small exotic and domestic species of mammals, birds and reptiles. He was also responsible for animal transport, training, and safety protocol procedures.

Previously, David held the title of Animal Training Supervisor at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California where he hand-reared infant cheetah and tiger clubs, and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure in Aurora, Ohio.

Peranteau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Resource Management from Gettysburg College. He is an active member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA); South African Foundation for the Care of Coastal Birds (SANCCO); International Marine Animals Trainers Association (IMATA); SCUBA certified; and American Red Cross CPR certified.

Amit Dongerdive

Director of Information Technology

Amit oversees all technology including all exhibits and displays for the OdySea Aquarium. Dongerdive hails from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia where he was the Director of I.T. for 11 years.