Rob Zisette

Principal Aquatic Scientist

I came to Herrera in 1989 to do cool stuff with fellow grad students, and haven’t looked back. Lake management has always been my main passion, but I am fortunate to have become an expert in other areas of water resource management, including water quality monitoring, microbial source tracking, floating treatment wetlands, and sediment management. I also love soccer, cycling, skiing, and family time.

MS, Water Resource Management, University of Washington Department of Civil Engineering
BS, Environmental Biology, University of Calgary
Favorite Species
It used to be Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, but now it’s the rough-skinned newt because it is toxic to all predators except garter snakes and has interesting mass breeding behavior.
Proudest Moment on the Job
Given the tiger award from my co-workers because of my passionate pursuit of high quality work.