Eli Kersh is a Certified Lake Manager from the North American Lake Management Society, where he served as the Director of Region 9 (CA, NV, AZ, HI), and served 3 terms as President of the California Lake Management Society, He is also a licensed Agricultural Pest Control Adviser in California and served 5 years on the Board of Directors for the California Weed Science Society.
Eli received his Associates Degree in Fire Science form The College of the Siskiyous in 2004 where he worked as was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. After transferring to UC Santa Barbara, he received his Undergraduate degree in Geographic Information Science. After several years working as an independent GIS analyst for Fire & Police Departments and Tribal Governments, he returned to school in 2011 to obtain a Masters degree with an emphasis in Lake Management (Limnology). Eli completed his university thesis "Controlling Eutrophication and Managing Vegetationin Emery Reservoir" 2013.
Greg Smith is a former civil engineer who specialized in lake design and construction turned computer programmer who spear headed the development of the online LakeTech Platform. His combination of industry knowledge, both technical and real-world, and unique skill set led to creating a one of a kind management platform. Greg studied Environmental Engineering at UC San Diego, and received his Masters from Cal State Fullerton.
Benjamin Chen, CLM, has over a decade of providing professional aquatic services. Spurred by a passion for the outdoors and fishing in his home state of Wisconsin, Ben completed his B.S. in Fisheries Management from the University of Minnesota. Afterwards, Ben worked in the fish culture industry in Australia and Alaska and developed skills in maintaining water quality and keeping fish happy. Since then, he has settled in California and began his Lake Management career in Southern California before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area where he currently practices and resides.
Through his career, he has provided private and public entities a myriad of various professional aquatic services, including: nutrient management, algae control, midge & mosquito control, lake biology, fisheries management, integrated pest management, bathymetry & sediment analysis, water quality monitoring and aquatic pesticide applications.
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