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SLMP Mission Statement

To foster an appreciation for and enhance the management of ponds and lakes, managed by private companies, with particular concern for the aesthetic and recreational uses and stewardship of such waters. Using tools such as innovation, education, representation, accreditation, and standardization of best management practices. Advocate wise stewardship of privately owned water, promote and recruit fishing opportunities in private water environments, and protect our environment. Learn more about SLMP – download our Code of Ethics and Brochure.

Core Values

Promote professional business practices and value

Provide conduit for innovation and networking

Create educational opportunities

Speak for the industry in regulatory processes

Board of Directors

David Beasley
David Beasley is a fisheries biologist leading the fisheries division for all of SOLitude’s service areas. David graduated from the State University of New York in Cobleskill with a Bachelor Read More
Bob Robinson
Robinson holds degrees in water resources with a fisheries emphasis and in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is a board of director’s member of the National Aquaculture Read More
Wade Bales
Past President
Wade Bales owns Quality Lakes Inc. based in South Carolina. Wade obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences (Fisheries Management) at Auburn University. Prior to launching Quality Lakes in Read More
Troy Goldsby
Troy Goldsby joined Aqua Services, Inc. in 1999. Troy’s Dad, Terry Goldsby, founded Aqua Services in 1982 after working for the TVA and the state of Florida. With a Masters Read More
Greg Grimes
A lifetime fisherman, Greg began his lake management career in 1991 while an undergraduate in biology. He went on join a lake management company where the desire for more knowledge Read More
Trent Lewis
Trent Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics in 2000 from Texas Tech University. After a few years of experience in other industries, Mr. Lewis began PondMedics in Read More
Sue Cruz
Sue Cruz holds a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife from North Carolina State University. She began her career as an Aquatic Biologist with Aquatic Systems, Inc. before moving into a Read More
Tim wood
President Elect
Tim Wood began his career in aquatics eighteen years ago with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Eight years ago he founded Aquatic Edge, a lake management company Read More
Mitchell Morton
Mitchell Morton is the Vice-President and Head of Fisheries for Foster Lake & Pond Management in Garner, NC. Mitchell graduated from N.C. State University in 1996 with a degree in Read More


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