About Chris


"Prior to starting Black Lagoon, I spent more than 10 years working in the Lake Management or Aquatic Services divisions of large, national consulting firms. We monitored water quality, mapped watersheds, surveyed fisheries and developed comprehensive management plans for drinking water reservoirs and most notable lake in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. 

In large companies, summer interns were sent to work on ponds and fountains while the most qualified staff and best equipment went to larger lake and mitigation clients. I have always preferred the localized pond, fountain and invasive clientele. So in 2006, I made the decision to start Black Lagoon, a firm dedicated specifically to the pondfountain and invasive species market. 

Now Black Lagoon is nationally recognized as a regional leader in the niche invasives, pond and fountain market.  We are a team of full-time, dedicated professionals with college degrees in biological disciplines working on all projects. We take pride in the fact that even the smallest residential pond has a trained and licensed biologist performing service, and every fountain is handled by a factory-trained technician."


Chris holds a B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University, Cook College.  He has a NJ Comprehensive Science Teacher's Certificate and has held licenses in aquatic pesticide applications in NJ, PA, MD, DE, VA and NY.  He is also a  SePro Preferred Applicator/Steward of Water and an AquaMaster fountains factory-trained service technician.

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Chris is the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Member Award from the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS), where he currently resides on the Board of Directors.


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