Northwest Exterminating 830 Kennesaw Ave Marietta, GA 30060
Garry Adams is the Director of Real Estate and Market Development for Northwest Exterminating. He is responsible for overseeing the Northwest real estate schools in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. In addition, he oversees the team of Instructors that are responsible for teaching Continuing Education to Northwest real estate partners in those markets. He is also part of the Northwest Acquisition Team to generate further growth in strategic markets. His team assists the Northwest sales force in developing new relationships throughout the Southeast. Away from work, Garry’s passions are his wife, Nancy; daughter, Suzanne and husband, Adam; daughter, Katie and husband, Travis and their children, Ryder and Finley; and daughter, Erin, a Freshman in college. He enjoys driving and restoring antique and muscle cars in his spare time. Garry and Nancy reside in East Cobb.
Brandon Sartain is the Southeastern Technical Sales Representative for Bell Laboratories covering GA, AL, SC and NC. In these states Brandon is responsible for teaching and furthering pest management professionals rodent control skills and product knowledge centered around Bell Labs products.
Brandon has been with Bell and in the industry for two years now and this is his first time serving on a committee with GPCA. He is very excited to be of help and is looking forward to a great winter conference!
Education - Attended School at Southern Tech for 2 years before pursuing a career in the Pest Control Industry.
Present Employer and number of years Arrow Exterminators Inc. 33 years
Senior VP of Operational Risk Management
Industry Experience– Years in the Industry 42 years
GPCA affiliation past and present-example-GPCA Leadership graduate, GPCA Committee Member, etc. Past President , currently serving on NPMA Fumigation committee, Quality Pro Certification, Certified in HPC-WDO and Fumigation in Georgia. PPMA Guardian and GPCA Guardian
Adam Vannest is a leading team member at Northwest Exterminating, a growing lawn care, pest and termite control business headquartered in Marietta, GA.
Vannest began his career with Northwest Exterminating as a sales inspector. He was rapidly promoted to a Service Center Manager, where he quickly gained recognition as a top performer. In 2012 he was promoted to the Director of Pest Services where he worked to expand service offerings. Today, Vannest is the Director of Training and Technical Services for Northwest Exterminating, a company with over 500 team members and services Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Alabama.
Vannest is a proud father of two Leo & Lyla, and married to his best friend Elica. He’s passioante about lifelong learning, helping others grow, and Notre Dame football.
Larry has worked in the chemical industry for 41+ years with Dow and Syngenta serving many capacities in Sales, Technical Service and Key Account & Personnel Management. The last 28 years has been in the structural pest control industry of the Southwest, Midwest and Mid-South / Southeast US. He has provided numerous training workshops/courses for distributors, PMPs, and the State PMP Associations in pest control, wood destroying organism control, sales and general pesticide usage and safety.
Larry holds a BS in Ag, IPM Entomology from the University of Missouri, an MBA in Management from Butler University and completing an MS in Entomology/Nematology from the University of Florida. He is both an ACE and BCE and licensed/certified pesticide applicator by the TN Dept of Ag.
Down To Earth; Controlling the Black Cutworm, spring 1979 issue
Down To Earth: Controlling the European Corn Borer, fall 1979 issue senior et al
Larry is a member of numerous state associations, including the Georgia Pest Control Association and the NPMA, RISE, and PI Chi Omega.
Larry and is wife Holly have been married for 37 years with two children, Stephen and Michelle and two grand dogs, Harley and Bailey. They live in Cookeville, TN where during his spare time, Larry enjoys playing the guitar, hiking and traveling in their Airstream
Lee Tubbs is President of Enviroguard Pest Solutions where he works closely with his leadership team to deliver a full range of pest control services in Georgia and Tennessee. Lee served as President of the Georgia Pest Control Association from 2010-2011.
Lee has been involved in the community serving as Chair of the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce for two years, past Chair of the City of Ringgold Planning and Zoning Commission, past President of Rotary Club of Ringgold, Chattanooga Pest Control Association and the Greater Memphis (TN) Area Pest Control Association. He currently serves on the Board for Georgia Northwestern Technical Colleges’ Business Advisory Council, as a board member of the Strategic Visioning Committee for the City of Ringgold and a board member for the Georgia Northwestern Workforce Development Board.
He is a second generation pest management professional, starting his career in 1979 as a technician in the family business Atomic Pest Control in Memphis, TN. Lee is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a degree in Pest Control Management. His prior industry experience includes working as a pest control inspector for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and as a sales representative for Oldham Chemicals Company. His wife Marilyn is the Dean of the Wright School of Business at Dalton(GA) State College. They reside in Ringgold.
Pasha Simpson, Director of Inside at Arrow Exterminators, in Atlanta GA. In her leadership role she is responsibilities of managing and developing the Regional Inside Sales Managers and the Inside Sales Team. She ensures company goals and standards are exceeded by coaching and guiding the inside sales team to perform at a higher level. She has 13 years of Pest Control Industry experience. Pasha is Certified Operator for the State of Georgia. She is recent graduate of the GPCA Leadership program and a recipient of James Allgood Jr. Leadership Award.
Conference, S. GA
Mark is the owner of LandMark Pest and Wildlife Solutions... he also serves many pest companies in Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee providing CEU hours. Mark’s duties with GPCA includes Past President 1994-1995 and has served as co-chair on many other committees. He lives in Bolingbroke, Ga. with his wife Yvonne. Mark has one daughter named Kelly Hunter Hardy, a past recipient of the GPCA Glenn Burnett Scholarship. Mark and his wife Yvonne enjoy spending time with their grandchildren Karlie, Willa Kate and Ryan.
Brantley Russell is a Regional Vice President for Arrow Exterminators, Inc. He started out in the Turf & Ornamental Business in 1985 with Turf King out of Jacksonville, Florida which sold to Bug-Out Service in 1986. During his 19 years with Bug Out Service, Brantley served in positions with the company as a Lawn Technician, Lawn Supervisor and then helped open the Yulee, Florida Branch Operation where he served as Branch Manager until 2005. During his time with Bug Out Service, Brantley was involved with several organizations within the Amelia Island and Callahan/Hilliard communities and was President of the Greater Nassau County Chamber-Commerce.
In Jan. 2005, Brantley had the opportunity to join Arrow Exterminators, Inc. as a Service Center Manager to run the operations for a newly acquired company in Evans, Ga. In 2006 he was promoted to District Manager, and in July 2007 he became Regional VP of Operations for Region 4 which now encompasses East Ga and South Carolina. During the past 18 years, Brantley has served in many capacities with GPCA serving on the Board of Directors with various committees as well as being a Graduate of the Leadership program.
Brantley has been married for 27 years to his lovely wife Karen, has three children, Lindsey, Lauren and Tyler as well as two fantastic granddaughters; Emma and Chloe! During his spare time, Brantley enjoys being on the lake during the summer months, traveling to the mountains and attending College football games to watch the Florida Gators!!
Steve Sullivan is president of Sullivan sales & Marketing where he represents Rockwell Labs, VM Products, AMVAC, Airofog USA, Birchmeier, Mattress Safe, Burrtec & BurrowRx for the southeast region. Steve has over 16yrs of manufacturing experience in the pest control industry. He has also served multiple roles with GPCA as well as other state associations. Steve is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and lives in Canton GA.
Alyson Gilleland is the Vice President of Arrow University with Arrow Exterminators. She has been in the Pest Control industry and with Arrow for 11 years. Alyson is a GA Certified Operator, GA Approved Speaker, and a Certified Professional in Talent Development through the Association of Talent Development. She is a Georgia native, born and raised in Cherokee county, where she resides with her husband, Matt and her 7 year old son, Liam. She also serves as GPCA Education Committee Co-Chair. Alyson is passionate about instructional design, adult learning, and helping others develop professionally.
40 plus years in the industry
Started in 1979 for Swat, Inc. – Forest Park, GA
1985 became a Georgia Certified Pest Control Operator.
2001 Joined Terminix as a Service Manager
2003 began co-training with Jim Chase
2006 promoted to Quality Assurance Specialist
2008 Passed exams and became one of a few industry-trained Board Certified Entomologists
2008 -2018 Several promotions through the Technical and Compliance ranks
2018 became Louisiana licensed in GPC, CVC, TC
2020 Technical Support Manager
1997 - PresentBayer Crop Science
Eastern Regional Sales Managers
1990 - 1997Central Garden and Pet Company
District Sales Manager, Consumer Chemicals
1983 - 1987 University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Eunice Hall is retired from Dow AgroSciences (now Corteva), where she was a Senior Sales Specialist. Eunice earned her BS degree in Agriculture from Berea College in Kentucky. She began her career working as a Youth Conservation Corp Leader with the US Forest Service in the Daniel Boone National Forest. She went on to become a Lab Technician at the University of KY, doing research in Entomology. That job led her into the pest control industry when she became a Sales Representative with Forshaw Distribution – opening their Cincinnati location. Eunice then joined Dow Chemical (which became DowElanco, then Dow AgroSciences & now Corteva), initially working as a sales representative in their pest control, lawn care and formulations businesses – living in Texas, Michigan, Indiana and finally moving to Georgia over 30 years ago.
Eunice has always been active in the GPCA. Throughout the years, she has served on several committees. She has Co-Chaired PR, Education and WDO (now Industry Affairs). Although retired, she still serves on the Education and PR Committees and is Co-Chair on the Golf Committee. Eunice is a past recipient of the GPCA Pioneer Award and Committee Chair of the Year Award. She is a member of the GPCA Hall of Fame and is a Guardian. Eunice is an approved speaker for the Georgia Department of Agriculture and has taught numerous re-registration classes over the years. While she Co-Chaired the Education Committee, she helped to create the first Employee Registration Manual for Georgia.
Now that Eunice is retired, she is able to devote more of her time to one of her passions – helping animals. She has volunteered with the Humane Society of Cobb County for over 15 years and strives to do all she can to help animals in need. She currently serves as Vice President on their Board of Directors.
Eunice and her Buggie Lou (a Peek-A-Poo) now reside in Canton, GA.
Dan has been with Ensystex for 21 years developing their Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee markets. He covers most of Georgia, most of Alabama, the Cleveland and Chattanooga areas of Tennessee and Hawaii. Before joining Ensystex he worked with First Quality Exterminating as branch manager. He has over 35 years in the pest control industry and has served as president and vice president of the Atlanta Pest Control Association. Dan has been married to his wife Lagena for 45 years and they have 3 boys and 7 grandchildren.
Chris has over 33 years of experience in the pest control industry, and began his career with Orkin in 1987 as a commercial route technician. Chris has held various positions within the Rollins / Orkin organization, and his years on the “front lines” have provided the foundation for his progression within Rollins.
Chris is currently the Group Vice President of Operational Support for Rollins, and is responsible for leading 16 Departments that routinely support field operations.
Chris has worked closely with a multitude of industry and regulatory organizations; acquiring an understanding and knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern our industry, all in an effort to position Rollins as an industry leader.
At Northwest, Jeff Dunn is approaching his twentieth year, and currently serves as Chief Progression Officer.
Jeff is a GPCA Past President and a GPCA Pioneer Award Recipient. He has served as an Instructor for the UGA Pest Management Certificate Program since its inception in April 2006.
He currently serves as Chairman of NPMA's ByLaws Committee and as NPMA's State Policy Affairs Representaive for the State of Georgia.
Jeff resides in the Atlanta area with his wife and children.
Chuck Carney is the Georgia Regional Manager for Cook’s Pest Control.
Chuck spent twenty years in the United States Army prior to his coming to work for Cook’s Pest Control in February 1998. Chuck has been in the pest control industry for eight years, where he has been a pest control technician, sales representative, and district manager in both Marietta and the Atlanta SE Districts. Chuck was promoted to his current position as Georgia Regional Manager in October 2003.
Chuck is an approved training instructor, providing training for employees at Cook’s Pest Control and GDA Region meetings. He holds and HPC and WDO license in Georgia.
He is active in the Georgia Pest Control Association where he has been the Region 6 Director and is currently the President of the Association.
Chuck and his wife Kay have two children; Mallory who is nine and Will who is seven.
Northwest exterminating- 20 years
Vice President of Industry relations
26 years in industry
Past GPCA President
Past NPMA Region 2 Director
Resides in Villa Rica Ga with wife and 2 sons
Bonnie M. Rabe is currently the Managing Director of Government Relations with Rollins where she started in September 2017. She provides regulatory assistance to the Rollins family of companies as well as works to develop beneficial relationships between the industry and regulators at the state and federal level. She is currently chair of the NPMA Public Policy committee.
Previously, she worked for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) for 27.5 years and retired as the Director for the Agricultural and Environmental Services Division. As AES Director, she oversaw the pesticide compliance, plant industries, and feed, seed, and fertilizer programs. Bonnie began her career as pesticide inspector with the pesticide compliance section. She is a graduate of NMSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Extension Education.
She has been married 29 years to her husband Jeff who is an environmental engineer for Northwind Services at White Sands Missle Range. They have two children, Jacob 27, and Jenna 22, who both live in New Mexico.
Roni has been with Arrow Exterminators for five years where she has served in many roles, most recently as the Licensing & Training Manager. In her current role, she is responsible for managing branch licenses across all states Arrow operates, as well as assisting Service Centers and Team Members with their licensing needs. In 2017, Roni won the Imogene Thomas Administrative Professional of the Year award and in 2018, along with the Arrow University team, she won the Joe Thomas Pioneer award.
Roni is a Certified Operator in the state of Georgia in HPC & WDO. She also holds a GA Commercial Pesticide Applicator license in category 41. She is currently studying for the ACE exam which she has been approved to test. In addition to serving as a co-chair on the PR Committee, Roni serves on Arrow’s Forms Committee and Wellness Committee.
Roni is a Georgia native where she grew up in Cherokee County and still lives today with her husband David of nine years, their two boys, Logan (13) and Judge (6), and their dog, Luna. While not at work, you can find Roni and her family at the ballpark where both boys play baseball. As a family, they also enjoy spending time at the lake or the shooting range.
Director of Brand Strategy
As Director of Brand Strategy for Cingo, Azalea Moore helps set and monitor the standards of every company and service offering under the Cingo brand umbrella. Alignment between corporate and local market efforts, as well as marketing, advertising, and public relations vendors, is a vital element in any business—and Azalea executes it all with acumen and flair. Prior to joining Cingo, Azalea served 13 years in various sales and leadership roles with Dow AgroSciences / Corteva Agriscience. During this time, she served as co-chair of the PR committee, and member of the Education and Summer Conference committees of the GPCA.
Azalea has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech and lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and 2 young daughters, where she competes in amateur body building competitions in her spare time.