Meet Our Team of Experts
The trū Shrimp team pushes the boundaries of shrimp aquaculture every day. Though the team consists of a variety of backgrounds we all share the common goal of providing safe and abundant shrimp for the world.
Michael Ziebell is taking a highly strategic approach to provide a turnkey solution to change the rules of shrimp production. Mr. Ziebell utilizes his extensive experience in the food industry with the Schwan Food Company to develop optimal solutions and hands-on implementation to produce safe and healthy shrimp for a growing world.
Mr. Ziebell earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and his Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Jon Holt, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Director
In his role as Senior Technical Director, Dr. Holt directs the work being conducted in the trū Shrimp research center. Dr. Holt brings his knowledge in animal nutrition and commercial production of protein to take what is learned in the research center and help make practical applications to the engineering, building and operation of future trū Shrimp Harbors.
Dr. Holt earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in animal science from the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in animal nutrition from North Carolina State University.
Director of Operations & Government Relations
Mr. Gervais serves in a critical hands-on role as Director of Operations & Government Relations. He works daily to improve operational systems, processes and policies in support of trū Shrimp. Additionally, Mr. Gervais builds relationships with vendors and explores opportunities with commercial producers and processors.
Mr. Gervais previously served 14 years as Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority in Tracy, Minnesota.
Director of Habitat & Microbiology
As Director of Habitat & Microbiology, Ms. Landsman collects and analyzes data to improve production processes and refine procedures for future Harbor operations. Ms. Landsman has over 11 years of experience in a pharmaceutical setting formulating vaccine products and managing a viral production line.
Ms. Landsman earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry with a minor in biology from South Dakota State University.
Lisa Broderius, M.S.
Water Chemistry Manager
Ms. Broderius focuses her efforts in the water quality and animal health laboratories as Water Chemistry Manager with trū Shrimp. She examines and maintains the water quality throughout the systems, as well as assessing shrimp growth and health.
Ms. Broderius received her Bachelor of Science in environmental science with an emphasis in hydrology from Bemidji State University. She earned her Masters of Science in geology from University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Jessica Fox, DVM
Director of Veterinary Services & Biosecurity
As Director of Veterinary Services & Biosecurity, Dr. Fox integrates Ralco’s proprietary technologies throughout trū Shrimp. Dr. Fox brings a wide range of expertise in animal health and biosecurity to develop protocols and direct programs that will promote health and protect against disease in the trū Shrimp Harbors.
Dr. Fox earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science from St. Cloud State University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. She also completed Cornell University’s AQUAVET® I, AQUAVET® II and AQUAVET® III, three highly competitive programs focused specifically on Aquatic Veterinary Medicine.
Senior Process Engineer
In the role of Senior Process Engineer for trū Shrimp, Mr. Gross is refining methods for shrimp harvest, processing and packaging. Thorough testing and analysis has allowed Mr. Gross to make design enhancements to improve water quality and shrimp harvest efficiency for trū Shrimp Harbors.
Mr. Gross has nearly 20 years of experience in engineering, project management, process and product development. Mr. Gross earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Senior Technology Director
As Senior Technology Director, Mr. Lamb plays a pivotal role in product research and development. He oversees aspects of quality control and designs effective products by combining ingredients that consistently perform during real-world application. Over the last several years his work has been focused on Ralco’s proprietary technologies, including essential oil technology.
Mr. Lamb earned his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.