SOLitude Welcomes Experts and Professionals to Growing Team
January 31st, 2019
SOLitude Lake Management is pleased to officially welcome ten of its newest hires to the company’s growing team. These accomplished professionals, spanning from the Northeast to the South to the West Coast, bring extensive industry experience and a passion for restoring the health, beauty and longevity of aquatic ecosystems in their local communities.
Ben Casscles is an aquatic and fisheries biologist based out of SOLitude’s Worcester, NY office. He specializes in aquatic plant management, fisheries management, and water quality monitoring in cold-water fisheries. Ben graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture from SUNY Cobleskill and is receiving his Master’s degree in Lake Management from SUNY Oneonta.
Zach Luttrell is a wildlife and fisheries scientist focused on enhancing freshwater resources for clients around Bryan, TX. Zach brings experience in habitat management, prey-predator ratios, supplemental feeding, stocking and other strategies used to cultivate healthy, productive fisheries. Zach earned a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Jay Gurule is an aquatic specialist who specializes in improving the health and appearance of freshwater ecosystems throughout Southwest Florida. He is experienced in the implementation of safe, sustainable aquatic plant management programs and has a particular interest in exotic plant identification. Jay attended Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA.
Patrick Mefferd is a regional manager who leads SOLitude’s scientific, fisheries and operations teams in SOLitude’s Bryan and Tyler, TX offices. Patrick graduated from Union Institute & University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Services Management and has nearly two decades of management experience across multiple industries.
Dawn Bachelor is a business development consultant based out of SOLitude’s Northern California office. Dawn studied Business Management at the University of Phoenix and has excelled in business and client relations for most of her life. Dawn finds success in her profession by building strong relationships with her clients in Sacramento and San Francisco.
Nick Viles is a business development consultant serving local clients out of SOLitude’s Tampa and Orlando, FL offices. He is a knowledgeable resource for communities looking to enhance their aquatic resources and focuses extensively on cultivating lasting relationships with clients throughout Central and West Florida.
Alyssa Serignese is a marketing and events coordinator working out of SOLitude’s Virginia Beach, VA office. Alyssa is responsible for a variety of both administrative and creative projects, assisting the marketing department with trade show and event coordination, lead generation, website and inbound marketing tactics. Alyssa graduated from West Virginia University, with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Sarah Bevier is a culture and development assistant based out of Virginia Beach, VA. She is responsible for cultivating a positive, tight-knit company culture through the development of internal programs, educational seminars and charitable events. She is passionate about connecting individuals to volunteer opportunities and has always embraced environmental stewardship.
Briana Crockett is a project specialist on SOLitude’s technology and analytics team, based in Virginia Beach, VA. She helps integrate new software platforms and supports clients, partners and company leadership through various IT and analytics projects. Briana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Recreation Management from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.
Steven Gniadek is a regional administrator based out of SOLitude’s Shrewsbury, MA office. He is one of the first points of contact for clients and works hand in hand with regional directors and SOLitude’s scientific teams to ensure client needs are quickly and thoroughly addressed. Steven attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD.
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SOLitude Lake Management is a nationwide environmental firm committed to providing sustainable solutions that improve water quality, enhance beauty, preserve natural resources and reduce our environmental footprint. SOLitude’s team of aquatic resource management professionals specializes in the development and execution of customized lake, pond, wetland and fisheries management programs that include water quality testing and restoration, nutrient remediation, algae and aquatic weed control, installation and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems, bathymetry, shoreline erosion restoration, mechanical harvesting and hydro-raking, lake vegetation studies, biological assessments, habitat evaluations, and invasive species management. Services and educational resources 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, drinking water authorities, parks, and state and federal agencies. SOLitude Lake Management is a proud member of the Rentokil Steritech family of companies in North America.