Director of Mechanical Operations
Jeff Castellani serves as Director of Mechanical Operations at SOLitude. He leads SOLitude’s mechanical division with invasive weed control services, surveys, reports, proposals and GIS mapping. Jeff is a licensed applicator in many states across New England and maintains licensing and industry certificates for Construction Supervisor, OSHA, Qualified Rigger and Signal, as well as Boater Safety.
Jeff is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and holds a degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Finance. He spent the first 16 years of his career in banking and worked as a branch administrator, training manager, merger and acquisition project manager, and commercial loan liaison, and eventually obtained Vice President status. In 2001, Jeff left the banking industry to pursue a new challenge and spend more time with his family. He obtained a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License, after two years of rehabilitation experience with commercial and residential properties. With a desire to excise both his intellect and body – and also work outdoors – Jeff accepted a position with his neighbor’s environmental company. His environmental and biology experience was gained both on the job and self-taught. Jeff saw an opportunity to expand the mechanical method of aquatic vegetation control and detritus management, and that evolved into his current position. He is driven by developing career paths for individuals, and providing an excellent customer experience.
Jeff is a caring father and husband. When not at work, he likes to spend time with family and friends, freshwater fish and pursue oceanfront activities. Jeff also enjoys helping out the community by coaching his local Pop Warner and Little League teams. Not quite able to give up his financial background, he also serves as the treasurer for both youth sport Boards. Jeff values helping to develop core principles and skills in young men and women. He takes pride in any endeavor presented, and looks at each challenge as an opportunity rather than a problem.
Director of Erosion Control Services
Robbin Huffines is the Director of Erosion Control Services who oversees large regional projects and coordinates with local teams to ensure environmental work is completed efficiently. Robbin has a particular expertise in erosion control technologies for aging shorelines. He enjoys brainstorming custom solutions for each property and guiding clients through the restoration process.
Robbin has a degree from Florida Southwestern University. He is a member on the Board of Directors of the Florida Lake Management Society and is a regular guest speaker on Sandcastle Radio where he discusses all topics relating to lake and pond management.
Robbin was born-and-raised in Ft. Myers, FL. Before joining the SOLitude team, he worked in landscape design and marine research.
Lauren Sullivan is an Environmental Scientist, Project Coordinator and SOLitude Video Ambassador who assists SOLitude’s mechanical division with invasive weed control services, surveys, reports, proposals and GIS mapping. She is passionate about conservation and preserving natural resources.
Lauren graduated in 2010 from Westfield State University with a degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Throughout her studies at Westfield, she gained valuable hands on experience working in wetlands, GPS mapping of local farmlands and completed an Environmental Biology course abroad in Belize. She also spent a summer removing the terrestrial invasive species Japanese Barberry from a national park in New Hampshire.
Lauren comes to SOLitude with 10-years of experience in several environmental disciplines. Her most recent positions were with Tech Environmental as an environmental scientist and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. as a regulatory analyst.
Lauren has always loved the environment and being outside. In her free time, she can be found hiking, camping, visiting the beach, kayaking and running outside.
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In support of our belief that lakes and ponds are a precious natural resource requiring protection, SOLitude is committed to providing sustainable and renewable solutions that maintain ecological balance in the workplace and beyond.
When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.
Utilizing the latest GPS aquatic mapping technology and our own proprietary lake and pond management software, the experts at SOLitude collect all the data necessary to provide comprehensive analysis and in-depth solutions.