N.C. Lake Management Society

Get to Know Your Board of Directors

Current Position: President


Name: Maverick Raber


Affiliation: Manager of the Surface Water Science and Environmental Instrumentation team at Duke Energy in Charlotte, NC. His team performs limnological studies and surface water quality sampling in lakes and streams across North Carolina associated with Duke’s Hydro, Nuclear, and fossil operations.  He has experience working for the Federal government (USGS), State government (NCDEQ), and local government (City of Durham) as well as with a couple of environmental consulting firms


Current Residence: Charlotte, NC


Education: B.A. Environmental Studies and M.S. Geology from UNC - Wilmington


Interest in North Carolina lake management: Maverick’s interest in water quality started at a young age, growing up fly fishing for trout near Asheville


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Hobbies, interests, recognition, passions, etc.: Today, he is an avid boater and fisherman, from the mountains to coastal waters, so you never know what water body you might find him recreating on!


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Current Position: Immediate Past President


Name: Mike Mallin 


Affiliation: Research Professor at UNC Wilmington Center for Marine Science


Current Residence: Wilmington, NC  


Education: B.S. Environmental Biology from Ohio University, M.S. Limnology University of Florida and Ph.D. Marine and Estuarine Biology UNC Chapel Hill


Interest in North Carolina lake management: Mike has studied lakes, reservoirs, streams, rivers and estuaries in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. He is especially interested in the impacts of land use on water quality, eutrophication problems, impacts of green development practices and stormwater devices on pollution mitigation and water quality management.


Participation with North Carolina Lake Management Society: President 2019


Hobbies, interests, recognition, passions, etc.: Mike has authored or coauthored approximately 100 peer-reviewed papers and 130 book chapters and technical reports on the ecology and pollution of freshwater, estuarine, and coastal marine systems. He was a 2001 Aldo Leopold Environmental Leadership fellow and he is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007). He previously served as President of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society from 2004-2006.


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Current Position: Secretary


Name: Matthew Phillips 


Affiliation: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services

      Previously: Solitude Lake Management, MACTEC Engineering


Current Residence:  Charlotte, NC


Education: Undergraduate: Samford University – Environmental Science

      Graduate: Bemidji State University – Aquatic Biology


Interest in North Carolina lake management: I enjoy going to the conferences and learning about what other organizations, groups, companies are doing on lakes.  There always is a wide range of topics.  There is a wealth of information that can be garnered from others. 

Participation with North Carolina Lake Management Society: I have been an active member for the past 5 years, since I began my employment with Mecklenburg County.  Many of my current co-workers are also active members and have also held various positions within the organization.  

Hobbies, interests, recognition, passions, etc.: I grew up fishing and small game and deer hunting.  My father’s family has land in Alabama, and I have spent many days hunting, camping, hiking and target shooting on the property.  While in graduate school, a fellow classmate got me hooked on duck and upland bird hunting and I go back every year to ND and MN to try to bag a few birds.  Wherever we go, it is hard to keep me from the water, even just to look.  

A reason or two for others to join North Carolina Lake Management Society: As mentioned, there is so much information that one can gather from the presentations at the conferences.  They can help guide and direct what you may be trying to study on a lake or body of water.  It is also an incredible organization to be able to network through and gain contacts.  Everyone shares the same ideals, values and goals when it comes to studying and protecting our water resources.   

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Current Position: Treasurer


Name: Mark Vander Borgh