Director of Lake Management
South, Southwest & Midwest
David Ellison is an aquatic biologist with the SOLitude Lake Management team who serves as the director of lake management for the midwest. He oversees many of SOLitude's large projects focusing on invasive species control, and has developed programs for Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Fisherman's Island Wildlife Refuge and Ft. Eustis, to name a few.
Dave is a certified pesticide applicator for turf, aquatics and public health in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also a certified AquaMaster and Aqua Control Technician, a SePRO Preferred Applicator and a certified Stormwater Inspector. His participation in regular continuing education programs keeps his industry knowledge current with the latest technological trends.
Dave is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Prior to joining the SOLitude Lake Management team, Dave was employed as the assistant superintendent for an area golf course. During his years there, he was a licensed pesticide applicator for turfgrass. This experience, coupled with his education, make him a valuable and knowledgeable leader at SOLitude.
Like most of the SOLitude Lake Management team, Dave enjoys being outside and particularly enjoys the ocean. During his time off, you will often find Dave on the beach. He is an avid surfer, enjoys spending time with his family.
Business Development Consultant
Jennifer Bonzani, Business Development Consultant, joined the SOLitude team in 2017. Jennifer is focused on helping expand the company’s national footprint by building relationships with business partners and new clients in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.
Jennifer graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining SOLitude, Jennifer worked for Aramark Refreshments for 10 years. At Aramark, she was able to grow and retain the company’s existing client base and transitioned on to new business where she exceeded her goals for new client development. She enjoyed learning the business from all aspects and was a top performer in each of her roles.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She enjoys traveling and new experiences. She looks forward to visiting the Lake of the Ozarks each summer. Jennifer is also a big animal lover and has two dogs of her own at home.
Clay Stabley is an aquatic specialist and works out of SOLitude’s Nashville, TN, office. Clay began his career in lake and pond management in Florida in 2005, where he managed complex systems of interconnected community lakes as well as high-end golf course community waterbodies. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to lake, pond and fisheries management, and enjoys educating both clients and newer team members on management best practices and industry trends.
Prior to working in lake and pond management, Clay served as a US Army Senior Operations Sergeant for 20 years and retired from Fort Campbell, KY 101st Airborne Division in 2005. Clay served in three combat tours of duty from the liberation of Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Throughout his military career, he attended Austin Peay State University for two years with studies in Business Management.
In his off time, Clay enjoys spending time with family, fishing Bass tournaments, trout fishing and playing guitar.
Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist
Jeremy Haley is a Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist with nearly a decade of extensive water quality, fisheries and wildlife experience. He focuses on managing lakes and ponds for algae and other nuisance and invasive vegetation, and specializes in design and management of quality fisheries.
Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While in Missouri, during his higher education, Jeremy worked with the Missouri Department of Conservation identifying macroinvertabrates from benthic lake samples, sampling sections of Missouri streams for fish and habitat data, studying and sampling flathead catfish and transplanting aquatic vegetation to benefit lakes. While with the US Geological Survey, he collected silver and bighead carp for processing, imaging and aging.
After college, Jeremy moved to California where he worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service monitoring juvenile Chinook salmon outmigration and Green sturgeon spawning grounds and outmigration.
After traveling abroad, Jeremy moved back to Missouri to work for a leading lake and pond management company in the Midwest, where he gained further experience servicing lakes, ponds, fountains and aeration systems. Much of his focus centered around managing lakes and ponds for algae and other nuisance and invasive aquatic vegetation, as well as quality fisheries management. All of these experiences, combined with a passion for the outdoors and aquatic environments, have ultimately led Jeremy to join the SOLitude team.
Jeremy is currently a licensed aquatic pesticide applicator in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey and Delaware as well as an AquaMaster trained service technician and a SePRO Preferred Applicator.
In his free time you will rarely find Jeremy at home. He is constantly pursuing his love of the outdoors, traveling and simply exploring unknown experiences.
Adam Burger is an Aquatic Biologist based in SOLitude’s Missouri territory. Adam focuses on working with clients to determine their long-term waterbody goals and using proven and ecologically-sound strategies to exceed their expectations. Adam has professional experience installing and servicing fountains and aerators, as well as managing aquatic vegetation and algae.
Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. His experiences during college with the National Parks Service in Indiana and with the University of Minnesota’s Ichthyology Lab led him to pursue a career related to fisheries and aquatic biology. After college, he worked in remote Alaska in Prince William Sound as a Fisheries Technician with a salmon aquaculture company. Through this position, he gained a wide breadth of knowledge about fish culture and rearing, maintenance of hatchery equipment and management of water systems.
In 2015, he moved to Colorado where he worked in lake and pond management, focusing specifically on water quality testing, identifying and controlling algae and aquatic weeds, and providing clients with fountain and aeration services. In 2016, he returned to the Alaskan salmon hatcheries before landing his dream job with SOLitude.
Annual trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (best place on earth) in northern Minnesota have instilled in Adam a passion for the outdoors and backcountry camping. He loves spending time in the summers fly fishing and rock climbing, and the winter seasons ice fishing and snowboarding. He’s also a big fan of all Minnesota sports teams and Kentucky Wildcats basketball.
Regional Administrator and Client Relations
Carolyn Stabley is a highly accomplished administration professional working out of SOLitude’s Nashville, TN, office. She provides a broad range of administrative duties in assisting the SOLitude staff, as well as regional directors. Carolyn is one of our first points of contact for clients, and she prides herself on her superior customer service skills.
Carolyn has extensive administrative experience in a variety of fields, from the medical industry to the landscaping industry. She is an extremely organized and disciplined individual with a strong attention to detail. She was instilled these values while being raised as a military child, as both her mother and father served in the US Airforce. Carolyn took those values and challenged herself in becoming a fitness competitor. She was trained by an IFBB coach in bodybuilding and reached the title of a Professional Natural Figure Competitor. She now pushes herself daily to reach the next level.
On Carolyn’s off time, she is an avid health and fitness guru, and enjoys a strong workout at the gym and preparing healthy meals. She is also a new grandmother and loves spending time with her granddaughter, family, husband and friends.
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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.