Brett Emmerton

Regional Director

Brett Emmerton is SOLitude’s Regional Director and leads Operations in the South region. He comes to SOLitude with almost 15 years of experience in various leadership roles to include the military, commercial pest control, and food safety industries in various geographies across the country. He is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of his teams while executing the strategic goals of the business. People development is a primary passion for him.
Brett served in the United States Marine Corps in both Reserve and Active Duty capacities until he was discharged as a Sergeant (E-5) in 2008. His assignments include having served as a unit training non-commissioned officer in charge, armorer, and crew-served weapons instructor.
Brett was born and raised in South Africa before immigrating to the United States in 1994. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and double majored in International Business and Peace, War, and Defense. Brett was an active member of sports teams growing up, to include rugby, swimming and springboard diving. He actively enjoys destination trips for skiing and open water diving.
Brett resides in South Carolina with his wife Karen and three children (son Nathan, and identical twin daughters Caroline and Claire). The family enjoys time together outdoors hiking and traveling, or any excuse for water sports and activities.

Dan Hunt

District Manager

Dan Hunt is a District Manager with more than 25 years of experience managing lakes and ponds across central Florida. Dan has extensive knowledge about the use of sustainable strategies to limit nuisance algae and aquatic weeds, including biological applications, Triploid Grass Carp and tilapia stocking, and floating fountain and submersed aeration installation. Since 2008, Dan has served as leader of SOLitude’s central Florida office and currently oversees more than 300 client relationships. Before joining the SOLitude team, Dan focused on improving waterbody aesthetics by designing decorative fountains and Koi ponds for clients in Arizona.

Outside of work, Dan likes to motorcycle, fish and hunt. He’s also an active member of the American Legion, a wartime veteran’s organization.

Josh McGarry

Regional Sales Manager

Josh McGarry is a Regional Sales Manager who helps oversee business development efforts across SOLitude’s Sarasota and Sun City territories. He enjoys helping and educating clients, developing his team, and speaking at industry conferences. He is passionate about supporting his colleagues and being a good steward to the environment by restoring wetlands and waterways to a natural and healthy state.

Josh earned a Master Naturalist Certification from the University of Florida, and holds a Florida Green Best Management Practices certificate. He has more than 10 years of experience working with SOLitude.

Josh was born-and-raised in Aurora, NY, in the Finger Lakes region.

Kevin Wilt

Operations Manager

Kevin Wilt is a District Manager who helps lead his local team of aquatic management professionals. He works with SOLitude’s many departments to coordinate local environmental projects, while prioritizing colleague safety and client satisfaction.

Kevin’s favorite part of his job is creating custom management plans that help community managers and property owners achieve their freshwater goals. He works as part of a team to devise environmentally sound plans that take a bottom-up, long-term approach.

Kevin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Food and Resource Economics. He joined the SOLitude team in 2013 after starting his career in production agriculture. He was born-and-raised in Valrico, FL.

Josh Taylor

Operations Manager, Aquatic Biologist

Josh Taylor is an Aquatic Biologist and Operations Manager responsible for ensuring SOLitude’s clients receive exceptional water quality management services. He is passionate about making sure the lake and pond goals of his customers are achieved using the most natural tools and solutions as possible.

Josh has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida. In addition, he successfully completed the USCS/USAMT Airboat Operator Certification Course.

Josh was born-and-raised in Central Florida and has been a valuable member of the SOLitude team for more than 10 years.

Alan Wilson

Operations Manager, Aquatic Biologist

Alan Wilson is an Operations Manager and Microbiologist/Fisheries Scientist who helps maintain aquatic ecosystems using proactive lake, pond and wetland management strategies. He plays a valuable role by managing projects and interfacing with clients. He joined the SOlitude team in 2013.

Outside of work, Alan enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family.