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.

Todd Barhydt

District Manager, Aquatic Biologist

Todd Barhydt is a District Manager and Aquatic Biologist who helps lead SOLitude’s Ft. Pierce, Pompano Beach, and Miami offices. He oversees daily operations of the company’s aquatic management professionals and is passionate about the preserve and littoral services the company provides. It is Todd’s mission to protect the environment by keeping aquatic areas as natural as possible.

Todd has served on the SOLitude team in multiple positions for more than 25 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in Marine Science with a minor in Biology from Kutztown University, where he focused extensively on limnology.

Todd was born and raised in the northeast corner of Auburn, IN.

Jeff Schulz

Operations Manager

Alberto Florez

Operations Manager

Alberto Florez is an Operations Manager and lake, pond, wetland and upland specialist with more than 25 years of year-round experience managing invasive aquatic and terrestrial weeds in Florida. Alberto specializes in the management of challenging plant infestations with sustainable treatment strategies and has restored hundreds of acres of interconnected waterbodies throughout his industry career. Alberto has also contributed to studies focused on expanding cost-effective and sustainable plant management options, and regularly advises SOLitude’s biologists and technicians on proper equipment maintenance and local, state and federal environmental regulations.

Outside of work, Alberto can be found enjoying the outdoors through kayaking, hiking, cycling, running and spending time with his family.

Anthony Oraczewski

Operations Manager

Anthony is an Operations Manager who oversees the management of nearly two thousand acres of lakes and canals on the treasure coast. He regularly works with property owners, homeowner’s associations and golf course superintendents to develop sustainable treatment strategies for their waterbodies, and educates them on the benefits of keeping their waterbodies clean and healthy. Through regular continuing education opportunities with industry leaders, Anthony stays informed on new technologies and trends in the management of nuisance algae and invasive aquatic weeds.

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.