"Our rivers are my passion!"
Founder | Manager
Silver Fin Solutions / Inland Dredge / Rivers In Seine / Global Tech Power / Winfield Port
Shawn Banks is the President and Owner of Midwest Lake Companies. Shawn possesses degrees in biology and chemistry and an advanced degree in fisheries science.
Bill Barnes holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of. For the past 20+ years, he has filled professional roles related to finance, accounting and general business management. He began his career as a financial auditor, after which he transitioned to cost accountanting and economic modeler in the corporate manufacturing sector. Later in his career, he worked as Vice-President of Finance and Accounting for a major national animal feed ingredient and pet food production operation with plants in multiple states, including Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. In addition, he has worked collaboratively on projects with a variety of like professionals from an array of operations. Professionally, Mr. Barnes’s work focuses on creating value and evaluating financial models and general business consulting.
Jan Dean, Ph.D. Fisheries Science Virginia Tech University 1982, has taught five-day electrofishing courses for the USFWS National Conservation Training Center in several states (MO, AR, LA, AL, FL, NM, AZ, MI, CO), some multiple times, and in New South Wales, Australia since 2008. He has also taught a three-day electrofishing class in CA for the Northwest Environmental Training Center.