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Sunset over a pond Shan a managed

Hey there! My name is Shan...

I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996 and started a lake and pond management company. I helped clients stock and manage ponds and small lakes. I specialized in conducting electrofishing surveys to determine fish population balance, capturing fish for tissue analysis, water quality monitoring and controlling aquatic vegetation through the southeastern U.S.  I sold a bulk of the company in 2012. I kept a select group of small clients that managed their ponds and lakes for trophy bass. 


In 2020 I diversified this small consulting company onto social media to help inform anglers and pond owners about pond and lake management. I called the page Aquatic Biologist and gained 6,000 Instagram followers in 6 months. The success of the social media page led me to doing podcasts. I have been invited speak on many podcasts including Mossy Oak Gamekeepers, Tackle Talk, Big Bass Dreams, Alex Rudd Fishing and several others. 


Aquatic Biologist has over 20,000 followers across 3 platforms to date. Helping others understand proper fisheries management has always been my passion. I have really enjoyed helping everyone better understand aquatic environments.

Black and white shot of pond Shan managed

“I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it’s so relaxing, so quiet, and peaceful. I mean, there’s no noise other than nature… and it’s so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.”


                                                             - Tiger Woods

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