Eli Kersh, CLM, PCA
President, LakeTech, inc.
Eli Kersh is a Certified Lake Manager from the North American Lake Management Society, where he currently serves 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.
Throughout high school and college he spent summers working in and traveling to remote wilderness areas of Alaska and Canada as a fishing and kayaking guide. Through these and other experiences he developed knowledge and skills that led him to seek an academic path geared towards the Outdoors.
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 Vegetation
in Emery Reservoir" 2013.