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Name: Michael Piacenza
Position: Owner, Certified Operator in Charge
Started in Industry: 2006, after 25 years working in product and business development of fiber optics equipment
Education: Degrees in Business Management & International Business, Eckerd College; Digital Electronics, Lansing College; Maritime Science, Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Certs/Awards: Certified Pest Control Operator, GHP and Termite; First Class Ship Pilot, Great Lakes; Navy Aviation Electronics Tech.; US Coast Guard Boarding Officer
Home Town: Utica, MI, but St Petersburg is home in his heart
Hobbies/Interests: Woodworking projects, remodeling the house (again), and working on his permaculture farm
Veteran: Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veteran





Name: Chris Ketchum
Position: Lead Sr. Technician
Started in Industry: 2009
Education: AS in Animal Sciences, Ashworth College
Certs/Awards: GreenTech Heat, Termidor, and Termitac certified
Home Town: Largo, FL
Hobbies/Interests: His three home-schooled girls and bugs; working toward an Associate Certified Entomologist.
Veteran: National Guard





Name: Keith Bednark
Position: Technician, Beekeeper
Started in Industry: 2015, beekeeping since 2012
Education: BA Criminology, South Florida Universit
Certs/Awards: Beekeeper, GreenTech, and Termitac certified
Home Town: St. Petersburg (almost Native)
Hobbies/Interests: Beekeeping, exploring the great outdoors, spiritual growth, and his family
Veteran: US Marine Corp and Army (Inscription Tech)





Name: Thomas (Dave) Castle
Position: Technician
Started in Industry: 2017
Education: BA in Psychology 1990 CA, Master of Divinity in pastoral leadership 1998 AZ
Certs/Awards: 4x Stanley Steemer customer service award, IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration/Applied Structural Drying, RWCC Venomous reptiles, Costa Mesa Police Community policing certificate, 35 years SCUBA " Open Water' Diver.
Home Town: Port Huenme, CA
Hobbies/Interests: Philosophy, Volleyball playing/coaching 25 varsity/college experience, SCUBA Skiing/snowboarding, Water Skiing/wakeboarding/jet skin/boating, Exotic Birds, Reptiles, Beekeeping, Construction for foreign , Missions, volunteering for Charites, Postage Stamp Collection, Fossil Collecting, Languages (Greek).





Name: Lesley Paige
Position: Human Resources and Office Manager
Started in Industry: Human Resources and Business Management since 1995
Education: BA in Psychology, USF
Certs/Awards: SPGR (Sr. Professional in Human Resources certified)
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers)
Hobbies/Interests: Music – whether as the lead singer in a band, karaoke, or in theater productions





Name: Cindy Burkes-Houston
Position: Assistant Office Manager
Started in Industry: Over 15 years in Customer Service
Education: BA in Education, Southern Weslyan University
Certs/Awards: Certified Microsoft and Bing Accredited Professional
Home Town: St. Petersburg / Largo, FL Native (Go Bucs)
Hobbies/Interests: Family, beach, and keeping up with her eight-year-old

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