Our SOLitude Sales Team

Andrew Merritt

Director of Sales

Andrew Merritt is the Director of Sales for SOLitude. He is responsible for driving growth in SOLitude’s footprint, focusing on organic growth and increased market share. Andrew brings over 20 years of experience as a sales professional and leading sales teams while working for industry leaders like Paychex and Aramark. During this time, he achieved multiple sales awards. In his most recent role, with Aramark Refreshments, he helped lead the Western US & Canada key account sales team to record growth and produced multiple Sales Stars winners.

Originally from metro Detroit, Andrew earned a business degree from Michigan State University. Growing up he spent his summers on Wamplers Lake in Southeast Michigan, where he enjoyed fishing, boating and water skiing. Andrew currently resides in Phoenix with his partner Stephanie and his 5 daughters. Most of his free time is spent attending their various sporting events or taking them on adventures around the state. He still makes a trip each summer back to the lake to enjoy all the wonders that it has to offer.


Alex Adkins

Regional Sales Manager

Alex Adkins is the Regional Sales Manager responsible for the South Region, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He comes to SOLitude with a significant amount of experience in inside and outside sales both as a leader and individual contributor. He has developed and deployed sales programs in several industries including commercial agricultural equipment and international logistics. Most recently, he worked in multiple positions with the sales team at Steritech, a Rentokil company specializing in third-party assessments for retail brands across North America.
Alex is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served 5 years on active duty with deployments in and around the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. As an infantry team leader, he was part of the final UN withdrawal from Mogadishu, Somalia in the mid-1990s which was the only planned amphibious withdrawal under fire in Marine Corps history.
He and his wife Kim have 3 children, Mason, Maddie, and Caleb. Located near Charlotte, North Carolina, Alex is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, hunting, backpacking, and canoeing in the US and abroad. He has served in a variety of community service roles over the years including a decade’s service as a firefighter and also as a leader in his church.

Josh Jones

Regional Sales Manager

Josh Jones is an Aquatic Specialist and Regional Sales Manager who oversees the West Region. Josh was previously a Business Development Consultant for Texas and helped numerous lake and pond owners and managers enhance their aquatic resources.

 Josh is passionate about the preservation of aquatic environments and regularly educates and presents to industry partners, homeowners, communities, municipalities, and other groups about lake and pond management. Josh’s other responsibilities also include driving new growth throughout the West.

Josh resides in Texas with his wife and three kids. He enjoys competitive bass fishing and combat sports in his free time.

Daniel Benitez

Inside Sales Manager

Meet The Business Development Team

Business Development Team

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    Brendon Donnelly

    Business Development Consultant (GA, AL, MS, FL Panhandle)

  • Josh Jones

    Regional Sales Manager

  • Cole Kabella

    Business Development Consultant (Southern TX)

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    John Phelps

    Senior Business Development Consultant, Environmental Scientist (PA, DE, MD)

  • Jeff Moding

    Senior Business Development Consultant (Southwest FL)

  • Kim Niesel, CMCA

    Senior Business Development Consultant (Eastern VA & Eastern NC)

  • Sianne Verde

    Business Development Consultant (Northern VA)

  • jennifer-bonzani

    Jennifer Bonzani

    Business Development Consultant (Southern IL, MO, KS, NE)

  • Gary Wilhelm

    Senior Business Development Consultant (South FL)

  • Chase Morgan

    Business Development Consultant (Central CA)

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    Brendan McCarthy

    Business Development Consultant (CT, ME, MA, NH, VT, RI)

  • Liz Rocque

    Business Development Consultant, Environmental Scientist (West FL)

  • David Cottrell

    Business Development Consultant (North FL), Botanist

  • Chaz Tuohy

    Business Development Consultant (Southeast FL)

  • Sara Malek

    Business Development Consultant (Northern CA)

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    Jacob Hughey

    Business Development Consultant (Southern CA)

  • Eryn Adrian

    Business Development Consultant (CO), Aquatic Biologist

  • Chris Broch (IL, WI)

    Business Development Consultant

  • Stephen Amrhein

    Business Development Consultant (Central FL)

  • Colton Parker

    Business Development Consultant (SC)

  • Grace McCormick

    Business Development Consultant (NC)

  • Laurie Ethridge

    Laurie Ethridge

    Sales Support Lead

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    Steve Welch

    Inside Sales Representative

  • Daniel Benitez

    Inside Sales Manager

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    Camila Morao

    Inside Sales Representative

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