SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to announce seven of its newest hires to the company’s growing team. Aquatic Biologist Scott Conrade, Aquatic Specialist Michael Meritet, and Mechanical Specialist Erique Cote provide sustainable lake and pond solutions to clients throughout the south and northeast. Chris Mann, Sharon Mertes and Allison Tabisz play integral roles in the support of SOLitude’s technology, administrative and operations initiatives.
Scott Conrade is an Aquatic Biologist based in SOLitude’s Oneonta, NY office. He designs and performs sustainable treatments for SOLitude’s mid-Atlantic clients, and ensures the long-term waterbody goals of the clients are exceeded. Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Oneonta. Before joining the team full-time in 2017, Scott worked seasonally for SOLitude over the course of three summers.
Michael Meritet is an Aquatic Specialist focused on helping clients achieve their lake and pond goals through best management practices and ecologically sustainable strategies. Michael is based out of SOLitude’s Virginia Beach office and has extensive experience working with mechanical, biological and chemical solutions. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture from SUNY Cobleskill, and worked as a bayman and on a large-scale aquaponics farm before joining SOLitude.
Erique Cote is a Mechanical Specialist based out of SOLitude’s Shrewsbury, MA office. He is experienced with the operation, tow and repair of mechanical harvesters and hydro-rakes. Erique studied Automotive Technologies at Harvard Ellis Tech where he focused on troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of gas diesel engines. He has completed 4 ASE certifications, as well as the Honda CDX program, and continues to expand his knowledge through industry training courses.
Chris Mann is a Technical and Business Analyst who assists SOLitude with process documentation, corporate strategy and analysis, and IT and telecom projects. Chris works out of SOLitude’s Virginia Beach office, and is a graduate of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University and has a strong combination of business experience and technical skills to support SOLitude's Administrative teams.
Allison Tabisz is a Services and Contracts Administrator focused on processing service agreements and supporting SOLitude’s Operations and Administrative teams from SOLitude's Virginia Beach office. Allison has more than a decade of business and management experience, and has utilized her administrative expertise in a variety fields ranging from catering and events to healthcare. She holds a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Technical Management from DeVry University.
Bret Ervin is a Service and Contracts Administrator based out of SOLitude’s Virginia Beach office. He is focused on supporting SOLitude’s Field, Sales and Operations teams through contract and service order review and processing. Bret has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management from James Madison University. Before joining SOLitude, Bret was a leader in the gourmet seafood business focusing on all aspects of restaurant management, including sales and customer service.
Sharon Mertes is a Regional Administrator and Client Relations professional based out of SOLitude’s Hackettstown, NJ office. Sharon is one of the first points of contact for clients and vendor partners and ensures SOLitude’s internal and external communications are timely and productive. Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University and brings a wealth of business experience in her support of Field staff, Regional Directors, and Operations teams.
“We’re excited about SOLitude’s remarkable growth and are pleased to welcome some of the industry’s best talent to our team,” said Marc Bellaud, President of SOLitude Lake Management. “These skilled individuals fully embody the SOLitude culture and will further enable our team to provide an unparalleled level of service to our clients across the country.”
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Contact the experts at 888-480-LAKE (5253) for all of your lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management needs.SOLitude Lake Management is committed to providing full service lake and pond management solutions that improve water quality, preserve natural resources, and reduce our environmental footprint. Our services include lake, pond and fisheries management programs, algae and aquatic weed control, mechanical harvesting, hydro-raking, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, water quality testing and restoration, bathymetry, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat assessments, invasive species management and nuisance wildlife management. Services, consulting and aquatic products are available to clients nationwide, including homeowners associations, multi-family and apartment communities, golf courses, commercial developments, ranches, private landowners, reservoirs, recreational and public lakes, municipalities, parks, and state and federal agencies. Learn more about SOLitude Lake Management and purchase products at www.solitudelakemanagement.com.