Wayne Browning Field Supervisor Wayne is the Technician/Field Supervisor who has been with our company the longest, over 17 years! He received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from North Dakota State University and joined our team shortly after. He is our most experienced technician and has a true "go-getter" attitude. Wayne's favorite part of the job is meeting new clients and having a different challenge every day. Thank you Wayne for your years of service, dedication, all of your hard work and valuable input. Wayne services the Southwest/West Metro. Matt Haas Field Supervisor Meet Matt, one of our Field Supervisors who has been with us for 15 years! He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Fisheries and Wildlife. He is helpful, well educated, loves solving client issues and loves the "detective" work when it comes to determining how critters are entering in properties. We are thankful to have Matt around and appreciate his knowledge and dedication to the job! Matt services the Southeast/South/East Metro. Mitch Jamison Wildlife Technician Mitch also recently joined our team in June 2018 and has proven himself day in and day out. He received his Associate's Degree from South Central Community College - North Mankato in Agri-Business Production and graduated with High Honors. He recently received his certification from NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association) in their Bat Standards course! Mitch's favorite part of the job is having the opportunity to trap all types of critters every day. We are so grateful to have such a dedicated worker on our team with outstanding customer service skills. Mitch services the Minneapolis area. Melissa Neitzke Assistant Manager Melissa is our Assistant Manager in the office and recently started with us in July 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from North Dakota State University. In her free time, not only is she the captain of the company sponsored women's softball league, she also plays sand volleyball, in the winter plays broomball, is an avid fisher and hunter and enjoys time with her friends and family. She is a quick learner with a great sense of humor and quick wit. We are thankful for her joining our team and we hope she has a long future with us! Andy Paulson Wildlife Technician Andy is one of our senior technicians who has been with us for a long time, 14 years to be exact. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and taking his children to all of their activities. His favorite part of his position is that there is always a different challenge every day, no two days are ever alike! Andy will always greet you with a smile, is always willing to assist our new staff members with any questions that they have, and has great insight when it comes to the job, which is something we love about him. Even when it is below zero, you will rarely hear Andy complain. He is truly a trooper and a great asset to our team! Andy services the city of Minneapolis. Scott Petty Wildlife Technician Scott is one of our senior technicians, employed with us for over 9 years. In his free time, Scott loves spending time with his family, fishing, hunting and racing derby cars (where he has won on several occasions!). His favorite part of the job is being outside all day and being able to interact with different situations day in and day out. Scott will always make sure that all of your needs are met and will do so with an enthusiastic attitude. We are so appreciative of Scott's ability to assure he always has happy clients. Scott services the Northeast/North Metro. Christina Valdivia General Manager Christina is our General Manager who wears many different hats. She graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications, and Spanish for the Business Professions. She has been with us for a little over three years and is bilingual in Spanish and English. In her free time, she plays on the company sponsored softball team, practices yoga, plays ice hockey, spends time with friends and family, and loves to travel near or far. We are always pleased with her client interactions and problem-solving skills! Felipe Valdivia Wildlife Technician Felipe is bilingual and fluent in Spanish to help better serve our growing number of Spanish-speaking clients and has been with us since 2016. He was born and raised in Santiago, Chile and moved to the United States for true love (aww!). He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering from a Chilean University. In his free time, Felipe likes to go rock climbing, rollerblading and fishing. Felipe is a huge asset; it is the first time in our company's history that we have had a bilingual technician and he proves himself time and time again. His favorite part about the job is having the opportunity to see different animals everyday. Felipe services the Northwest/West Metro. Gizmo Chief Morale Officer Gizmo is our Chief Morale Officer and our oldest staff member, at 76 years old! He was adopted from the Humane Society at 12 (cat) years old and takes his job very seriously. His office responsibilities include: napping, needing pets, drinking our water, begging for food, and walking across keyboards editing the office staff's emails. Although he is afraid of loud noises and strangers, he will formally escort you on your way out.