One of the first employees of the Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute, Fred has been with the Institute since 1988. In addition to his facility management responsibilities, Fred’s talent as a skilled creator and fabricator of experimental systems and equipment contributes to the research quality and function of the Institute. His talents as carpenter and fine woodworker, and collector and restorer of antique automobiles have gracefully transitioned to the world of plastic pipe, fiberglass, silcone caulk and duct tape. In the years before the Freshwater Institute, Fred owned a construction business specializing in the preservation and rescue of structures built before the 20th century. Prior to running his own business, Fred held jobs in manufacturing, cabinetmaking, and warehousing.