William H. Kirkpatrick
President; A.S. in fisheries and a B.A. in biology from Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA.
Bill was born and raised in Greencastle, PA. He went on to study fisheries and biology at Mansfield University; also adding post-graduate studies at Auburn University. Prior to starting AEC in 1987, Bill worked in fish hatcheries in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Indiana. Bill is a past-president of the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society and previous board member for the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society. Bill has given many presentations on the management of ponds and lakes including presentations for: The University of Maryland, The Penn State Extension Service, Pennsylvania Lake Management Society, PA Department of Agriculture, The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, The Community Association Institute as well as many Golf Course Superintendent Associations. Bill is married to Carole, an elementary school teacher. They have a daughter Ashley and a son Hunter. Bill’s interests include hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors and with his family.
Kevin B. Laite
Aquatic Biologist; B.S. in chemistry with a biology minor from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA
Kevin got his start with AEC over several summers, beginning in 1992, while attending Shippensburg University. After graduating with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology, he worked for an aquatic toxicology lab in Hunt Valley, MD. Then in the spring of 1998 Kevin came back to AEC full time. Kevin was born and raised in Chambersuburg, PA where he now lives with his wonderful wife and son. In their free time they enjoy anything outdoors. They go hiking, biking and camping when possible. Kevin also enjoys working in the yard and an occasional outing on the golf course. He is a past director for the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society. Kevin’s summer routes usually take him to the areas around Harrisburg, York, Lancaster and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. He also travels to Delaware, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Kevin appreciates all of the great relationships he has formed with pond and lake owners on his routes and looks forward to every new season.
Joseph V. Pinkerton
Aquatic Biologist/ Aeration Specialist; B.S. in geo/environmental studies from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA
Joe was born and raised in Lancaster, PA where he graduated from Conestoga Valley High School. He then graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in geo-environmental studies. Joe has been working with AEC since 2000. He manages ponds and lakes throughout Pennsylvania, as well as parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia. In addition to his work with aquatic plant control and water quality monitoring, Joe manages the aeration department at AEC. Joe is a current director on the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society board. He currently lives in Chambersburg, PA with his wife and two sons.
Ryan M. Stumbaugh
Aquatic Biologist; B.S. in biology from Millersville University in Millersville, PA
Ryan was born in Chambersburg, PA in 1982. After graduating from Chambersburg High School in 2001, he went on to study biology at Millersville University. While completing his studies at Millersville, Ryan was a letter winner for the Marauder Golf Team. While attending Millersville, Ryan also worked two summers as an intern for AEC. After graduation, he went on to work as an Environmental Scientist for Landstudies Inc. of Lititz, Pennsylvania. He then came back to AEC full time in 2008. When he is not on the job Ryan enjoys fishing, hunting and traveling with his wife, Stephanie. Ryan also has a passion for BBQ, both creating and consuming!
Aquatic Specialist; B.S. in business management from Clemson University in Clemson, SC
John was born and raised in Summerville, SC. He obtained a B.S degree in Business Management from Clemson University in 2009. He interned with AEC for 2 summers before becoming full time in spring of 2013. He lives in Chambersburg, PA with his wife Jillian and young daughter Elise. John enjoys staying active playing basketball, volleyball, and softball. His hobbies include hunting, hiking and keeping up with Clemson football.
Brianne was born and raised in Greencastle, PA where she graduated from Greencastle-Antrim High School. She went on to major in elementary education and minor in early childhood education at Shippensburg University. Brianne graduated Summa Cum Laude from Shippensburg University in 2010. Brianne brings a rich organizational skill set to AEC which she demonstrated in her four-year tenure as a Washington County Public Schools fourth grade teacher. Her vigorous preparation and endless endeavor for perfection aided her to lead over 97% of her students to meet or exceed learning objectives set forth by the district. Brianne looks forward to progressing her talents and innovation with the team at AEC.
Timothy G. Snyder
Aquatic Specialist/Midwest Region; B.S. in animal ecology from Iowa State University in Ames, IA
Tim was born in Atlantic, IA in 1986. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 2005. He continued on to Iowa State University and obtained a B.S. degree in animal ecology in 2010. Tim was an intern for 3 years for the Iowa DNR stationed at Lake Redrock and Lake Manawa. After his time with the DNR, he gained experience in the waste-water treatment field. Tim currently resides in Emerson, IA with his wife Lauren and young daughter Hallie. Tim services ponds and lakes in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas.
David M. Lucykanish
Fisheries Biologist/Aquatic Biologist; A.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Technology and B.T. in Fisheries and Aquaculture from The State University of New York at Cobleskill in Cobleskill, NY.
Dave grew up in Lehighton, PA. After finishing high school, Dave attended The State University of New York at Cobleskill where he obtained degrees in Fisheries and Aquaculture. During college, Dave worked for Idaho Fish and Game as a back country research technician. Dave is currently looking forward to managing the fisheries department at AEC. Dave resides in Scotland, PA with his daughter and fiancée. Dave is an avid fisherman and enjoys all forms of fishing, especially fly fishing for large salmonids. He also enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, boating, and hunting.