Regional Director, North and Mid‑Atlantic
Keith Gazaille is an Aquatic Ecologist for SOLitude Lake Management who serves as the Regional Director of the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions based in central Massachusetts. Keith has worked in the lake and pond management industry since 1998 and has been responsible for the design, permitting and implementation of hundreds of management programs across the Northeast. His direct project experience includes fisheries and wildlife habitat improvement, aquatic, wetland, and upland invasive species control, water quality enhancement, nutrient management, aeration, dredging and watershed management. Keith is a licensed aquatic pesticide applicator in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut and also holds Mosquito/Biting fly and Right of Way pesticide certifications in Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively. He is also a Certified Invasive Species Manager by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and is experienced with feasibility assessments and regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting.
Keith has served as the lead project manager for many of SOLitude’s larger and more sensitive projects in the Northeast, having developed and performed invasive species control programs and rare and endangered species habitat management for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, MA Fish and Wildlife’s Natural Heritage Program, US Army Corps of Engineers, The Audubon Society, RI Fish and Wildlife, and the MA Department of Conservation and Recreation. He is active in a number of professional organizations such as the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society and the North American Lake Management Society. Through his involvement with these organization and other continuing education programs, Keith stays current with the latest technologies and management protocols.
Keith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Wildlife concentration from Framingham State University in Framingham, MA, in 1995. Prior to beginning his lake management career with Aquatic Control Technology, Keith worked under a state grant to collect data on the nesting and fledging habits of federally threatened piping plovers on Martha’s Vineyard. He also served as an operations manager for an area property management company that provided landscape maintenance, turf management and invasive species control services.
In his spare time, Keith's hobbies and interests include saltwater fishing, waterfowl hunting, woodworking and boating. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Regional Sales Manager
Jordan Meissner serves as Regional Sales Manager for SOLitude's south, southwest, and west regions. He is responsible for leading a team that expands SOLitude’s footprint by driving new business and developing long-lasting relationships with clients. He Joined SOLitude Lake Management in 2016 and has since been passionately focusing on meeting the needs of our partners.
Jordan comes to SOLitude with over five years of experience in the successful development of new business territories. Most recently, Jordan worked for Aramark Corporation where he implemented sales strategies in several high volume territories and exceeded business goals for new client development. Originally from Chicago, Jordan graduated from Illinois State University (ISU) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. During his time at ISU, he was a member of the Illinois State University football team, as well as several other mentorship and business clubs.
Jordan spends the majority of his free time staying active by competing in CrossFit, spending time outdoors and playing recreational sports. He is also very passionate about traveling, boating and spending time with family and friends.
J. Wesley Allen is an Environmental Scientist and District Manager with more than 12 years of experience working in the stormwater, wetland and aquatic management fields. During his career, he has been responsible for managing more than 450 ponds, wetlands, and environmentally-sensitive areas. From small stormwater ponds to large development projects, Wesley applied his experience and technical expertise to ensure client goals are met while following all applicable state, local, and federal regulations. He also permitted and completed multiple shoreline stabilization and wetland restoration projects.
Wesley spent most of his life in Milford, DE, and received his bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He continued his professional training by completing the Advanced and Basic Wetland Delineation Course at Environmental Concern, ASTM Phase 1 and 2 training, Delaware Certified Construction Review Course, Delaware Nutrient Management Certification Course, Filtrexx Green-Technology Best Management Practices Training, and various other continuing education opportunities. He has also completed AquaMaster fountain and aerator field service technician training and is a SePRO Preferred Applicator.
Wesley is a licensed aquatic pesticide applicator in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Prior to joining SOLitude, Wesley managed an Environmental Consulting firm and was responsible for significant growth in their overall business during his tenure. Wesley’s diverse knowledge base and focus on customer service make him an asset to any organization.
A native of Delaware, he developed a love and respect of the outdoors while spending his youth hunting, fishing and hiking all over the Mid-Atlantic region. While not at work, Wesley can be found in the wetlands, waters, and fields of Delmarva with his Labrador retriever. Waterfowl has been his passion since first introduced to a goose pit at the age of eight. Wesley has spent time volunteering for Ducks Unlimited and Habitat for Humanity and plans to focus his charitable efforts on habitat enhancement and restoration projects in his home state of Delaware. He also enjoys fishing, hiking, and boating with his friends and family.
Field Operations Manager,
Todd Prater is an Aquatic Scientist and Assistant District Manager with more than a decade of industry experience. Todd serves clients in SOLitude’s Mid-Atlantic market with a special focus on implementing sustainable and environmentally sound lake and pond management programs. Todd has an extensive background in the crop protection industry, and has worked in the research and development of many herbicide and insecticide products offered on the market. He is also a certified pesticide applicator in multiple Mid-Atlantic states where his diverse knowledge base in the herbicide market makes him an asset in environmental safety.
A native Delawarean, Todd received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources from the University of Delaware. While not at work, Todd can be found hunting, fishing or crabbing near or on the Chesapeake Bay. He enjoys spending time camping, hunting and hiking with his wife Lindsey and his two Brittany Spaniels Dottie and Travis.
Field Operations Manager,
Kevin Shank is an Assistant District Manager, Aquatic Specialist and SOLitude Video Ambassador serving SOLitude’s Mid-Atlantic market. As a large lake project manager, Kevin works with clients to develop effective and sustainable approaches to their waterbody goals. He has worked in a variety of settings, including large lakes and wetlands, and takes a special interest in upland invasive plant control, electrofishing, bathymetric mapping, aeration services and water quality monitoring and testing.
Prior to joining SOLitude, Kevin graduated from Penn State University and East Stroudsburg University, earning degrees in History and Geography before serving in the United States Army's elite 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Kevin has always enjoyed being out in nature, and spent his youth in western Pennsylvania outdoors. He also enjoys sharing his love of the outdoors with his wife, Spring, sons, Marshall and Grayson, and dogs, Duke and Daisy.
Click here to return to the Mid-Atlantic Team page.
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.