Our SOLitude Family

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Keith Gazaille

Senior Project Manager

Keith Gazaille is an aquatic ecologist and Senior Project Manager for SOLitude Lake Management’s New England region 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.

Rob Meyer New England District Manager 4.27.2021

Rob Meyer

District Manager

Rob is our District Manager overseeing the New England District. Rob comes to us with over 30 years of successful people leadership experience in the service, logistics, and transportation industry with an extensive background in leading large teams in route-based service operations. Rob was with UPS for 24 years where he led over 300 colleagues in the Brooklyn and Long Island NY distribution center and package delivery operations. Most recently, Rob was with Iron Mountain Secure Destruction where he led their NY, NJ and New England operations. He managed his team through the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in Metro NY and Boston, ensuring all hospital networks in the region maintained HIPAA compliance with uninterrupted service throughout the pandemic. In partnership with the Safety team, he developed pandemic-related standard operating procedures and processes for the rest of the company to follow as the virus spread to other major metropolitan areas of the country.

In the District Manager role, Rob will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of his team, growing the business and executing strategic goals of the organization including developing people and supporting our customers.

Rob grew up on Long Island, NY where he resides today with his family. Fishing, swimming, and boating have always been a part of his life, with many fond vacations spent camping on Long Lake in the Adirondacks. Rob and his wife raised 3 boys who share the same love for fishing and camping, all having a deep appreciation for the outdoors.

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David Manch

Field Operations Manager

Dave has more than 26 years of management experience in distribution, warehousing, and retail development. In those capacities, he has managed overall operations and held senior roles for companies including Advance Auto Parts, BJ’s Wholesale Club Distribution, and Best Buy Supply Chain. As a manager in distribution, Dave developed many new processes that improved safety, productivity, and customer satisfaction. Additionally, he developed damage mitigation processes that reduced costs and labor. Dave served as a law enforcement officer in Vermont for more than six years, having been a deputy sheriff as well as a municipal police officer. In the latter role, Dave was a special teams supervisor leading a team of officers at specified locations enforcing Vermont’s underage drinking laws.

Dave was born in Vermont and raised in New Hampshire, where he lived until he moved to Massachusetts in 2010. Before moving to his current residence in Worcester, Dave lived on the shore of Lake Congamond, where he enjoyed kayaking each day and photographing the abundant wildlife that lives around the lake. He owns a photography business that provides instruction to groups of photographers at events all over New England. Dave’s photography excursions allow him to frequently hike, boat, and enjoy the scenic beauty of New England as well as serve as principal photographer at many major music venues.

Dave attended the University of New Hampshire majoring in Biochemistry and later attended Franklin Pierce College studying Business Management.

Dominic Meringolo

Dominic Meringolo

Project Manager, Alum Expert, Senior Environmental Engineer

Dominic Meringolo is an environmental engineer with SOLitude Lake Management and is the regional leader for projects in central and northeast Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Dominic is also responsible for leading the company’s larger in-lake phosphorus management projects. To date, he has completed dozens of large lake alum treatments across New England and is looking to expand similar services to our clients throughout SOLitude’s service areas. Dominic is a certified supervisory applicator in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York and has worked on hundreds of lakes and ponds, implementing a wide variety of natural management techniques.

Dominic earned his Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA in 1998. He began his career in the lake and pond management industry with Aquatic Control Technology in 1995, while finishing work on his master’s degree. Dominic is an active member of several industry organizations and has presented at events for the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS), the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), the Massachusetts Congress of Lake and Pond Associations (MA COLAP), and the New England Association of Environmental Biologists (NEAEB). He has also presented at a number of other client industry conferences and has been invited as a guest speaker to the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dominic is married with four children and when not managing lakes and ponds, he enjoys spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and hiking with his family.

Drew Felter

Project Manager, Aquatic Specialist

Andrew “Drew” Felter is a Project Manager and Aquatic Specialist for Connecticut. Since joining the team in 2020 as an Aquatic Specialist, Drew has become well-acquainted with the diverse aquatic landscapes of Connecticut. While he takes pride in assisting clients in achieving their lakes and ponds’ aesthetic and functional goals, Drew’s unwavering commitment extends even further.

Drew is committed to maintaining the delicate balance of our ecosystems, supporting native plants, and fostering wildlife habitats. He takes pleasure in educating stakeholders on the best management practices, ensuring the long-term well-being of these invaluable natural resources.

With a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Business from St. Lawrence University, Drew possesses a unique skill set that bridges the gap between understanding of ecological systems, commitment to environmental sustainability, and capable project management. His understanding of environmental and business realms enables him to provide comprehensive solutions that benefit not only the environment but also the clients’ objectives. As Project Manager, Drew seamlessly blends his technical knowledge with his dedication to exceptional customer service.

Originally from southeastern Pennsylvania, Drew’s childhood was enriched by experiences in nature. Today, he continues to nurture his deep connection to the outdoors during his free time. Whether he’s embarking on invigorating hikes, immersing himself in camping adventures, or cherishing quality moments with his family, Drew finds solace and inspiration in the natural world.

Brenden Bixby

Operations Manager, Aquatic Specialist

Brenden is the Operations Manager and Aquatic Specialist for the state of New York. He enjoys working with clients to help them reach their lake or stormwater pond goals. Brenden ensures each client receives prompt and effective service throughout the state.

Shawn McCarthy

Project Manager, Aquatic Specialist

Shawn is a Project Manager and Aquatic Specialist for Massachusetts. He enjoys working with communities, private landowners, and businesses to help them achieve their ideal lake or pond. As a Project Manager, he works hard to ensure our clients are receiving superior solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Shawn graduated with his Masters from George Washington University and with his Bachelors from St. Bonaventure University. Shawn has worked as a Management Research Director, Project Manager, and has authored eight books. In his free time, Shawn enjoys skiing and boating.

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Brendan McCarthy

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

Brendan McCarthy is an Aquatic Specialist and Business Development Consultant for the New England region. He regularly works with stakeholders to design solutions for their lake, pond, and wetland challenges, such as invasive weeds, algae, cyanobacteria, shoreline erosion, and water quality imbalances. He is passionate about helping homeowners, commercial customers, and municipalities identify strategies that they may have never thought possible. Brendan graduated from High Point University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Glenn Sullivan

Project Manager, Certified Lake Manager, Environmental Scientist

Glenn Sullivan is an environmental scientist and Certified Lake Manager at SOLitude with nearly 25 years of industry experience in aquatic and wetland plant control, aeration system design, nutrient inactivation measures, littoral zone re-vegetation and water quality improvement. Glenn focuses on developing new and larger projects for the company and has designed numerous lake assessment programs that work to shift lake communities’ focus from aquatic plant removal to restoration of an ecological balance of aquatic plants and animals. 

Glenn Sullivan joined the lake and pond management industry in 1993, and served as President of Allied Biological in New Jersey from 2004 to 2014. In the field of wetland invasive plant control, Glenn has helped develop successful Common Reed (Phragmites) control programs through specialized ground applications and mechanical controls. Glenn is active in the aquatics industry, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society since its inception in 1999, with terms as President, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor. He also helped organize the lobbying group New York State Aquatic Managers Association, and acts as President when the group is active. Over the years, Glenn has received several awards from the SePRO Corporation, including Aquatic Environmental Stewardship Award (2003), Best Management Practices Award (2005), Sustainable Leadership Award (2008), and, most recently, the 2015 Applicator of the Year.

Glenn proudly attended Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies in 1987. He had a multi-disciplinary course load, with a mixed focus on Natural Resource Management, Environmental Studies and Geology. After college, Glenn spent a few years working as a Land Surveyor and Environmental consultant, before a stint managing a skiing, boating, hunting and fishing business. After joining Allied Biological, Glenn took additional courses in Management from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

When not working, Glenn is home with his wife Alison, and their teenage children Maggie and Will. The family loves to boat and ski, and whenever possible, Glenn can be found in the Adirondack Mountains.

Danielle Duca

District Support Specialist

We Work Together To Offer Exceptional Service

Satisfied & Grateful for Great Service

SOLitude is an excellent company that has been servicing my lake for several years. Dominic has been overseeing our program for over 20 years.  His experience, knowledge, professionalism, and integrity are outstanding.  Under his leadership, our lake has improved dramatically and it continues to get better every year.  Additionally, Amanda has played a key role since she joined SOLitude.  She always promptly replies to my inquiries and provides outstanding customer service.  We are completely satisfied and grateful for the great service we receive and the results are clearly evident in our beautiful lake.

Steve Slocum

Lake Association President, Ashburnham, MA

Our Clear Lake Wouldn’t Be Possible Without SOLitude

Our Lake Association believes that good service and good results deserve a positive review. We’ve been doing business with SOLitude for about 25 years. The results of their treatments are quite obvious because of the amount of recreational use our lake gets during the summer months that wouldn’t be possible without the weed control SOLitude provides. Back in 1986, the lake became almost unusable because of the invasive weed problem. After two years of treatments, the lake became what it is today – a beautiful body of water that is usable for all summer recreation. SOLitude has been great to do business with. Their people are responsive to any issues and are always ready and willing to help in any way they can. We are happy to recommend them to any lake or pond association that may need assistance dealing with weed problems.

Frank Fiorentino

Lake Association President, Ashburnham, MA

Knowledgeable Staff – Highly Recommend!

SOLitude Lake Management is your full-service provider of lake and pond management solutions. Highly recommend! Very knowledgeable staff!

Marguerite Cormier


SOLitude Provided Wise Counsel

SOLitude provided wise counsel on how to keep our lake healthy and provided frequent onsite follow-up visits to check the success of new products. I am particularly impressed with the herbicide team!

Linda Teixeira

Avon, CT

From Swap to Beautiful, Clear Pond

For about 30 years I watched the encroachment of weeds across my pond, limiting not only our recreational use but our aesthetic appreciation as well. SOLitude Lake Management came in with their hydro-raking harvester and clear it all out! It was the first time I could swim across the entire pond! No swamp, just beautiful water that passers-by slow down to look at.

Dean Jacques

Private Landowner, Chester, CT

SOLitude Provided the Perfect Solution

Our Club was more interested in a mechanical removal approach to our weed problem versus a broad-spectrum chemical treatment. Jeff Castellani and his team developed a plan that was well suited for our environmentally sensitive location. The mechanical hydro-raking service that SOLitude provided was the perfect solution and worked very well in our shallow irrigation pond… We look forward to working with Jeff and his professional staff in the coming years.

Tom Colombo

Private Golf Club, Hyannis Port, MA

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