Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource was founded in 2005, when its owner Cory Zickert, had a simple goal in mind, to help pond owners and lake dwellers get the most out of their aquatic resource. Cory brought with him over 20 years of client relations and ten years experience in the aquatic management field.
Cory Zickert is the Senior Aquatic Manager and President of Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource. He graduated from the
Cory’s work experiences have given him considerable expertise in the management of nuisance aquatic plant and algae growth. He is widely sought as a consultant for his knowledge of lake and pond management. He has assisted more than 100 corporations, lake organizations, golf courses and campgrounds in the management of their aquatic resources. More than 300 individuals and organizations have retained him for his consulting services alone.
Cory's second passion is aviation. He received his private pilots license in the spring of 2008 and has since went on to receive his instrument, commercial, multi-engine, and certified flight instructor certificates. When he's not flying he is spending time with his wife, Brittney and his four boys, Nathan, Cole, Jack, and Pierson.
All of our biologists hold degrees in an aquatic management or biology related field. When you hire Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource LLC you are not just getting a chemical applicator, you will meet with a biologist that understands the delicate environment of your aquatic resource. We pride ourselves on reducing pesticides and herbicides by using a more proactive approach to managing nuisance aquatic growth.
Seth Gade is a Senior Aquatic Manager and Head Commercial Applicator. Seth attended UW Stevens Point where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Water Resources and Biology with an Ichthyology emphasis (study of fish) in 2006. Through his college years, Seth received training with his mentor, Cory Zickert, where he gained knowledge of pond management and pond consultation. After Seth’s undergraduate studies were completed, he started his full time career with Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource where he shares his knowledge and love for ponds with his clients. Seth has over 9 years experience in aquatic management.
On a daily basis, Seth works with clients developing and implementing aquatic management plans for a variety of pond owners. Clients call Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource LLC to specifically request that Seth be the lead supervisor for their specific projects. Seth’s vast knowledge of pond management tools makes him a valuable asset to his clients.
When Seth isn’t managing ponds or talking with his clients you can usually find him casting a lure for the lunker Large-mouth bass or high in the tree-stand going after the elusive trophy white-tail buck. Seth also loves to duck and pheasant hunt over his German Shorthaired Pointers, Chara and Diamond, which he runs in field trials with the Kettle Moraine NAVHDA Chapter throughout the summer.
Seth is married to Andrea, his high school sweetheart and they have one son, Dallas.
Zach Haas is the Research Director and a Pond Management Specialist at Wisconsin Lake and Pond Resource LLC. Zach attended the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biology and Water Resources in May of 2011. Zach has a broad range of knowledge in the overall health of a pond, ranging from aquatic vascular plants all the way down to aquatic invertebrates. Throughout his studies he focused a great deal on learning how to conduct research and evaluate unique situations in a pond/lake ecosystem meanwhile providing a management plan for how to correct problems in these environments. Zach has over 6 years of experience in the aquatic management field.
Zach is a people person and enjoys talking to clients about problems they may be having and sharing his info of what may be the way to go in means of management. He can relate to the problems and cost of having a pond due to helping out with his parent's pond for many years. From planting aquatic plants for a client to completing a research project on the reduction of organic sediment, Zach continues to enjoy his job and helping out pond owners.
When Zach isn't out in the field managing ponds, he gets out into woods, marshes, and lakes for hunting and fishing. He enjoys filming, producing, and editing his own hunting videos from across the country for both family and friends to watch as well as remember his hunting memories. Zach also spends some of his free time teaching hunter safety, participating in outdoor 3D archery competitions, and shooting sporting clays.
Our Support Staff
Assisting our biologist in the field are several key support staff:
Al Kietzmann is the Senior Marketing and Business Manager for Wisconsin Lake and Pond Resource, LLC. Al has been in the sales and marketing field for over 20 years, which have included business to business outside sales in the office equipment industry, financial services and employment/recruiting. Al's strong desire for networking with an emphasis on building and maintaining long term business relationships will help WLPR to be a leader in the industry.
Outside of the office, Al enjoys anything outdoors, especially golfing, hunting and fishing, and most of all spending time with his son. He looks forward to working with our clients and helping potential clients explore and realize their dreams that having a beautiful pond on their property is possible with Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource, LLC!
Wendy Manowske has worked as WLPR’s Office Administrator since 2007. She has over 20 years of experience in office administration and related areas. Wendy assists in many areas to support daily operations.
When not in the office, Wendy is a wife to Kevin and a mother of two energetic kids. To complete their household, they also have a chocolate lab. Her hobbies include stamping, camping and music.
Brittney Zickert is our Marketing Director. She received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2006. She started with Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource in its very beginning as an intern, and though she left for 2 years after graduation to work in other industries, she returned in the spring of 2009. In addition to heading up our marketing efforts, she also takes care of the accounting of WLPR.
Away from the office she spends time with her husband Cory, their son Pierson, and his three boys Nate, Cole, and Jack. She loves cooking, photography, and traveling. Cory and Brittney have two dogs, Bella and Ellie, who will likely greet you if you ever visit our office.
Combined, our professional biologists have more than 30 years experience helping clients understand the complex issues of successful aquatic management. In addition to working with individuals, we work with many corporations, property managers, home owners associations, lake associations, municipalities, and campground owners. At
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