Director of Biology
Water Quality Program Supervisor
Certified Lake Manager
Chris Doyle is a Senior Aquatic Biologist and Director of Biology at SOLitude. He has more than 20 years of experience in all facets of lake, pond and fisheries management, and oversees some of SOLitude’s largest environmental projects. Throughout his industry career, Chris has designed and performed methodologies for full lake GPS referenced aquatic vegetation surveys, developed invasive species identification procedures, studied invertebrate and algal and aquatic macrophyte taxonomy and conducted extensive fieldwork and studies of aquatic environments and species.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a focus on Fishery Science from Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, in 1994. Chris is a member of several lake management industry organizations. He currently serves as president of the board of directors for the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS) and sits on the aquatic plant technical advisory board for the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team (NJISST). Chris is also an active partner with the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LH PRISM) and is a Certified Lake Manager by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). He has presented the findings of projects via oral and poster presentations at annual conferences for NALMS, NEAPMS, the Aquatic Plan Management Society (APMS) and the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA).
Chris is proud to be a New Jersey native and resides in central New Jersey with wife and best friend, Lisa, son, Alec, and two adopted cats. He is a published freelance fiction author, an avid sports fan and is active in the local 4H Association.
Weed Science Director
Certified Lake Professional
Sam Sardes is a Weed Science Director and Certified Lake Management professional who oversees SOLitude’s three Florida laboratories. She focuses on conducting research and helping the company identify innovative, environmentally-sound methods to enhance the management of lakes, ponds and preserves. In addition to Sam’s primary responsibilities, she takes part in cooperative research alliances with Florida universities and associated corporate researchers.
Sam has many distinctions, certifications and licenses: Green Industries Best Management Practices certification (GI-BMP), Advanced mosquito identification certification for both adults and larva -UF, Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) (F.S. Chapter 487) license with 6 categories: Aquatic, Right of Way, Natural Areas, Turf and Ornamental, Demonstration and Research, and Forestry – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
A native south Floridian, Sam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s degree in Agronomy from the University of Florida. Her Master’s thesis investigated interactions between biocontrol insects and herbicides for a more integrated and sustainable approach to aquatic weed management. She still assists in the University of Florida (UF) Aquatic Weed Control Short Course annually, has maintained the teaching plant collection for the UF Aquatic Weed Control Short Course, and has collaborated with USDA on research projects. Prior to joining the SOLitude team, she served as the Student Director for the Aquatic Plant Management Society 2016-2017. She is the current chair of the Student Affairs Committee for this organization.
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