Meet The Southwest Leadership Team
Central Texas, East Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
Danny "Ray" Doty Jr.
Aquatic Project Manager, Fisheries Biologist (TX)
Ray Doty is the Aquatic Project Manager in the Texas region. As an Aquatic Project Manager and Fisheries Biologist that has been working with landowners for over 15 years, Ray is passionate about helping restore balance, and deliver results for client fisheries while improving the aesthetics of waterbodies. Ray is responsible for managing, organizing, and planning fisheries and aquatic-based projects in and around the Texas region.
Originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ray is the youngest of 3 boys. He has two sons, one daughter, and one stepson. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in east Texas. Ray has a great love for the outdoors and regularly enjoys fishing, camping, and hunting.
Business Development Consultant (Southern TX)
Cole Kabella is an Aquatic Specialist and Business Development Consultant with nearly a decade of experience developing relationships with stakeholders and educating them on the importance of sustainable and proactive lake, pond, and fisheries management solutions. Cole has a special interest in fish stocking, fish transporting, and acclimating fish to create fun recreational opportunities in apartment complexes, HOAs, and large communities. He also has an extensive background in the control of aquatic vegetation growth and maintaining and enhancing the aesthetics of the habitat. Cole graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Services.
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.
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SOLitude was built by the hard work, dedication & passion of aquatic experts in lake management to find solutions for communities and clients.
Pond Has Never Looked Better
Josh did a fantastic job on our pond project. Very professional and paid close attention to the details. Our pond has never looked better and already seeing an increase in size and number of fish. Highly recommend this company for your pond and lake management needs!
Recommend Without Hesitation
I have used SOLitude’s services for about five years. They have turned my pond into a very fine little fishery for bass and bluegills. They have also made the pond much more attractive. SOLitude’s consultants check my pond on a regular basis and I have found them all to be knowledgeable, friendly, and very service oriented. For any landowner looking to improve the appearance and the fishing productivity of their pond, I would recommend SOLitude without hesitation.
Thanks to SOLitude!
My stocked pond looks better than it has looked in 45 years, thanks to SOLitude!
What A Great Company!
When looking online for a new fish feeder, we had unpleasant experiences with two local fisheries. I decided to call a feeder manufacturer in San Antonio, who recommended SOLitude Lake Management. They were terrific! Paul Dorsett called me directly and was so kind and helpful. He arranged for a feeder to be delivered and set up for us. Although Paul was out of town, he sent his “ace” out, Ryan Young. Ryan and Alex Harrison were efficient, answered all questions, and were very nice young men. Paul even followed up to make certain that everything went smoothly. What a great company! Customer service is what it’s all about these days and SOLitude Lake Management knows exactly that.
Proof Is In The Pudding
Paul Dorsett and the rest of the team at SOLitude have done an absolutely wonderful job in helping us to create Lake Willis! In just a few short years we have gone from having just a few baitfish and perch, to catching a nearly 9-pound bass (our new record). Now if we could just have more time to fish as recommended, we could take out the 300 fish that need to come out. As far as we are concerned, we followed SOLitude’s recommendations and our fish have averaged growing of 2 pounds per year…proof is in the pudding!
A Truly Valuable Investment
We began with two small lakes that were never managed 10 years ago. With SOLitude’s help and expertise we expanded both lakes from 2 acres to 6 acres and began a monthly management program. We went from a spotty fish population to trophy bass with some over 10 pounds! SOLitude is efficient and really cares about the lake ecosystem. Seeing my three-year-old granddaughter catch her first bass makes the investment truly valuable. Thanks, SOLitude.
From Frustrating to 100% Fishable
When we hired SOLitude, our 12-acre lake was about 1/3 full of lily pads and hydrilla which were frustrating to the fish. Within 4-6 months, the lake became 100% fishable and the coloring and bloom were much more attractive. The recent addition of 8 or so built brush piles has added much-needed structure for bait fish and is now a great target that is producing bass on every other cast! A very common afternoon will produce 100 fish a day.
Made My Pond Nice to Look At
This company is amazing! I called and explained the issues I was having with my pond, and Josh came out and assessed my pond. After doing so, he was able to put together a regiment that helped bring my pond back to where it was nice to look at! I would recommend this company to all of my friends and family!
Paul Goes Above & Beyond
Paul is great to work with. He goes above and beyond each time he comes out. He has taken my lake to levels I would have never dreamed of.
My subdivision in College Station, Texas, has two lakes and SOLitude Lake Management took over water and shoreline management six months ago. While we still have occurrences of water weeds, algae, and duckweed, we are getting on top of the problems much quicker. While we are only halfway into our 1st-year contract, these early, positive results are encouraging. We appreciate the service and especially the science SOLitude brings to our relationship.