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Applicator Corner: Skip Karby

Apr 2020

Steven "Skip" Karby is owner and president of Mountain Lake and Pond Management, Inc., of Sylva, North Carolina, which is located about an hour from Asheville. Skip has worked in aquatic weed management for more than 44 years.

Skip was born and raised in northern Ohio and earned a B.S. degree in biology from Ohio University. After college, Skip taught high school biology and physical science and coached football and golf.

He later moved to Florida to study marine biology. In 1976, he purchased an aquatic weed management company in the Tampa Bay area.

Skip relocated to western North Carolina in 1989, where he established Mountain Lake and Pond Management, Inc. He appreciates rural life in the beautiful mountain region and the unique opportunity his profession provides to preserve the pristine natural environment.

“I have a great team of applicators who have helped the business grow and prosper and still enjoy the challenges and rewards of aquatic weed management,” Skip says. “It’s been a great pleasure to work alongside the many dedicated professionals in the field of aquatic weed control.”

These before-and-after photos showcase a successful treatment with Chinook® of a pond by Skip Karby’s company, Mountain Lake and Pond Management of Sylva, North Carolina.