Board Members

 
 

James Wells -President

 
                                          

I purchased A&B eco-safe Pest Control in 1991. Based in Stillwater, OK and licensed in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado. We provide General pest control, Structural pest control, ornamental & Turf, and right-of-way services. Current board of directors of our local electric cooperative and sit on their finance and audit committee. Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Board member. I have 3 grown sons (2 active duty Marines). The pest control industry has blessed my family and I and it is very rewarding to have an opportunity to give back to the industry and the communities we serve.

 

Joel Derington - Vice President Eastern Chapter

Joel Derington is a Board Certified Entomologist and Owner of Pest Medic. Joel also owns a Marketing company in the Medical and Public Health field. Joel spent his early career as a pest control employee, business owner,  technical services entomologist, and technical sales representative for such companies as ABC Pest Control, Waste Management, Terminix, and Ciba/ Novartis Animal Health.The recent years have been spent in sales in the medical field. He is enjoying being back in the pest management realm as a Pest management company owner, and consulting technical adviser and Dealer Relationship Manager for Remington Solar's Mosquito and insect misting systems. Joel lives in Tulsa, OK.

 

Matt Alexander - Vice President Western Chapter

 

I was born in 1982 in San Dimas, California. I attended and graduated from California public schools. I worked for 10 years in the concrete cutting industry as a hydraulic wall saw operator. After that I spent 5 years as a underground utility locator. Then I found the pest control industry. I spent 4 years as the number 1 in sales and service for Orkin. I recently accepted a job offer with Hobb’s Pest Control as their commercial account manager. I am the former Vice Mayor for the City of Blanchard, Oklahoma, and the current Mayor of the City of Dibble, Oklahoma. I am also the President of Operation Freedom Outdoors a 501(c)(3) veterans service organization. These board positions have given me great experience and insight into board operations and Robert’s rules of order.

 

Clayton Hobbs - Industry Affairs

 

I was born in Tulsa, Ok on September 16th, 1980. My parents Larry and Deborah Hobbs were pastors of a small church in the north Tulsa area. I attended a small Christian school, Apostolic Christian Academy. At 19 years of age I moved to Longview, Texas where I started working with American Exterminating. While working with them I was a Youth Pastor at Longview 1st Church.  My family owns 2 Pest Control companies in the Huston, Texas area. We moved back to Oklahoma where I started working as a Police Officer. After accomplishing several thousand hours of training I became an Advance Instructor for the State of Oklahoma in several categories. I took on the roll of the President of the Fraternal Order of Police in 2-Departments. It was my priority to find a way to work “Hand-in-Hand” with everyone to find a common ground. Through the help of my colleges, we were able to move mountains and get several laws changed for the good of our profession. I have testified and helped establish several “Case Law Rulings” in the Western District Federal Circuit, referencing Citizens and Law Enforcement Protections.  I have worked with campaigns of State Representatives, District Judges, State Fraternal Order of Police, and District Attorneys behind the scenes as a networker and advisor. Everyone I worked with won the seats and made amazing progress for the State of Oklahoma. I am currently the owner of Hobbs Pest Control along with my Wife Julie Hobbs. My greatest accomplishment is my family. I am Married to a wonderful lady who is a United States Army Veteran and former Police Officer. Together we have 6-children. We live in the City of Mustang, Oklahoma. I am truly excited in the future of the Pest Control Industry and looking forward to the opportunity to run as a spokesperson on all our behalf’s.

 

Brad Lee - Public Affairs

 

I have worked for Arrow Exterminators for 12 years, 6 of those as the pest control manager. I started doing pest control when I was 21 years old. I order pest control supplies, oversee routes, make sales contacts and anything needed to make sure our business is successful. I'm a certified applicator in multiple categories.   I am married to my wife Samantha and have two children Gracie 11 and Gage 8. I am the Vice President of Tulsa Networking Exchange.

 

 

Eileen Imwalle - Secretary/Treasurer

 

I have been in the pest control industry since 1982. 1982-1987 sales and service coordinator for Parker Pest Control, Inc. 1987-1994 inside and outside sales for Univar USA (Van Waters & Rogers). 1994-2009 worked with my husband in our business, Old Time Pest Control, Inc. 2009-2012 office manager for West Termite & Pest 2012-2015 office manager for Oklahoma Pest Solutions. 2012 to current OPCA Secretary. 2011-2012 Tulsa Metro Chamber representative.1998-2017 Volunteered through my church with Family and Children's Services of Tulsa providing weekly food deliveries along with holiday meals and adopting families for the Christmas season

I have been married for 33 years and have 2 wonderful daughters, one who owns a coffee shop and bakery and one who is a proud member of the Air National Guard.

 

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