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 west. 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
Joe Hogan is a business development consultant focused on building relationships with clients and educating them about sustainable lake and pond management practices.
Joe came to SOLitude from Canon Solutions America, where he provided tailored business solutions for the small and medium-sized business market. Originally from Chicago, he graduated from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communication Studies and a minor in Business Administration. During his time at EIU, Joe was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity as well as several other business and young entrepreneur clubs.
Joe spends the majority of his free time staying active and enjoying the outdoors. He is very passionate about music, and enjoys connecting with other through his trade. He also enjoys spending quality time and exploring new adventures with family and friends.
Aquatic Biologist and Regional Leader
Erin Stewart is an aquatic biologist and regional leader based in Colorado. She has managed lakes and ponds in the region since 2008. Erin has in-depth knowledge of water quality and its impacts to fisheries and the overall health of local aquatic environments. Erin has interests in aeration design, fisheries management and wetlands restoration. She has also worked on several projects involving the management of cyanobacteria in drinking water reservoirs and recreational lakes in Colorado. Erin is a licensed qualified Supervisor for aquatic pesticide applications with the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Erin graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Oceanography from the College of Ocean and Fisheries Sciences. Prior to working in the lake and pond management industry, she studied cardiac hypertrophy and juvenile diabetes in a clinical research setting and also managed a molecular biology core facility.
In 2001, Erin moved from her home in the Midwest to colorful Colorado, and loves the mountains and amazing weather. In her free time, you will find her enjoying the view from her home in the foothills of Denver, rafting, fishing or hiking with her husband and two boys.
Chuck Rodosevich joined the Western Division of SOLitude Lake Management as an aquatic specialist and is responsible for assisting with aquatic business development in the region. He is also employed by Vector Disease Control International (VDCI), SOLitude’s partner company, as operations manager and business developer in the southeastern Colorado area. Chuck holds Colorado certification in General Commercial Pesticide Applications, Colorado Supervisor’s License in Public Health Pest Control and a Colorado Supervisor’s License in Aquatic Pest Control. He is also a member of the Western Aquatic Plant Management Society (WAPMS).
Chuck is a Navy veteran and served the majority of his four-year enlistment as a neurosurgical technician at the Charleston, SC, Naval Hospital. After his military service, he returned to Colorado and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Adams State University in Alamosa, CO. His professional career began in the area of occupational health and safety and in environmental protection compliance. Over the years, professional development in the areas of management and leadership, continuous quality improvement, customer service, project management and program development led to expanded and diversified assignments. In 1996, he traveled with a US business delegation to Russia as the Colorado representative to meet with members of the new “Russian Supreme Soviet.” Chuck later served on Colorado Governor Bill Ritter’s transition team and, in 2004, left the Colorado Department of Human Services as the director of all employment related services and finally began a journey back to his roots of interest centered on the great outdoors of Colorado.
Chuck is a Colorado native whose family members have been cattle ranchers and coal miners in the Rocky Mountains of Southern Colorado since the late 1800s. He absolutely loves the outdoors and spends every spare moment with his family at their ranch or hiking and fishing among the trails and lakes of the Southern Colorado Rockies. Chuck’s wildlife passion revolves around elk. And in addition to fixing all the fences they take out at the ranch, he’s an expert in animal tracking and elk vocal communications. He also plays a little golf for some outdoor diversity!
Dr. Broox Boze is an aquatic specialist at SOLitude Lake Management as well as operations manager for SOLitude’s sister company, Vector Disease Control International, in northern Colorado. She leads efforts for aquatic operations in Northern Colorado and is certified in Aquatic Pest Control.
Broox moved to Colorado in 2005 to pursue her interest in animal behavior and parasitology, earning both a Master of Science degree in Biology and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Colorado State University. She began working with insects as an undergraduate student, studying hormones and proteins associated with the aging process in fruit flies. Dr. Boze is a member of the American Mosquito Control Association, the West Central Mosquito & Vector Control Association, the American Society of Parasitologists, the Southwestern Society of Parasitologists, the Animal Behavior Society and the Ecological Society of America. Dr. Boze has published several scholarly papers on the biology of disease vectors and presented her research findings at both national and international conferences.
Broox was born in Arkansas and grew up in Louisiana, Alaska and Texas. For many years she enjoyed spending her summers at the University of Nebraska-Cedar Point Biological Station. In her free time, Broox volunteers with at-risk youth and enjoys taunting them with ice cream. She also loves visiting new places and playing ultimate frisbee.
Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist
Dylan Kwak is a wildlife and fisheries biologist at SOLitude. He is responsible for the ecologically minded management of aquatic vegetation in lakes, ponds and fisheries, and has a special interest in the identification of aquatic plant species. Dylan also works with clients to develop effective, long-term fisheries management plans using fisheries data analysis and sampling.
Dylan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, in 2015. During his undergraduate studies, Dylan worked as a summer technician at the Colorado State University Fisheries CO-OP Unit. His job there involved researching the effects of excessive woody debris on high elevation streams and rivers in the Rocky Mountains. Dylan also worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where he performed data entry using TRACS (Tracking and Reporting Actions for the Conservation of Species). Before joining SOLitude, he had a job with Colorado Parks and Wildlife as an Aquatic Database Technician performing data entry.
Growing up in Colorado Dylan was always outside and enjoying the mountains and remarkable views. In his free time Dylan enjoys hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, and racing motocross.
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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.