Executive Committee and Staff

Executive Committee

Tom Graston – President
Clark Pest Control

Tom Graston was born and raised in Montreal Quebec and later moved to London, Ontario.  In 1988, he moved to California and lived in the Bay Area.  In 1998, Tom began his career in the pest control industry working for a national company as a commercial sales person, then promoted to sales manager and soon thereafter to a branch manager.  Tom made a career move to Clark Pest Control where he works as the branch manager in the Vacaville office.

Tom maintains both a Branch 2 and 3 Field Representative License.  He has been involved with PCOC serving the Big Valley District as Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.  As a director for over 11 years, he has also chaired both Media and Membership Committees.  In addition to joining the Executive Committee, he will also serve as the chair for the new PCOC Building Committee.

In 2011, tragedy struck Tom’s family when his 19 year old nephew, Matt George, was killed by a drunk driver.  Tom volunteers and advocates for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).  Tom shares his tragic story at all of the local high schools in addition to the Victim Impact Panel for DUI offenders in hopes to make a change and save lives.

Tom is married to his wife, Sherrie, and lives in Folsom where they raised their two sons, Dalton and Dylan.  Tom also has a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles and enjoys kayaking.


P4Dean Wiley – President-Elect
Newport Exterminating

After growing up in a 3rd generation termite control family, Dean decided to try his hand in pest control. After graduating from High School in 1985, he moved from his home town of Yucaipa California to Orange County California to start working for Newport Exterminating. He began running a route, moved into sales and now manages their Pest Control Division. Dean holds a Branch 2 Operators, Branch 3 Field Rep and a Qualified Applicator License in categories A and B.

He lives in Mission Viejo California with his beautiful wife Andrea and daughter Mia. He also enjoys playing golf.


Greg Augustine – Treasurer
Harbor Pest Control

Greg, a native San Diegan, graduated from Christian High School and then attended UCLA for a degree in Business-Economics and started his first job as a CPA for a public accounting firm; Touche Ross & Co. Greg’s family has always been heavily involved in the “bug business” and in 1984 he went to join his uncle, Jim Ogle, as the comptroller of Lloyd Pest Control in San Diego.  In 1995 He attended his first Pest Control Operators of California district meeting and was elected Chairman of the San Diego District. Since, he has been an active member of PCOC at the district and state level, serving on many committees as Chairman.  He and his wife of 35 years, Mary, bought Harbor Pest Control in 2002 from John and Kate Morgenroth and have been expanding the business ever since.  He is still an operator in all three branches of pest control and holds his QAL agricultural pest control license.  Greg and Mary have resided in the San Diego area for 33 years, raising their four children and growing Harbor Pest Control while maintaining family values and hands on decision making and relationship building with their employees. They enjoy traveling to visit their children in various states, sailing and quality time with one another. Greg believes that paying more attention to people than numbers and taking care of both employees and customers will always result in good growth and business. As he says, “whether the company is large or small, if it is professional and ethical, it will stand the test of time.”


Mary Hernandez – Second Vice President
Hernandez Sewing, Inc.
Mission City Fumigation of Santa Maria

Mary Hernandez was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky. One of five daughters, Mary was raised to believe that there was nothing a woman could not accomplish with education, hard work and determination. Mary graduated from The University of Louisville and met and married her husband Ed while he was stationed as an Army officer in Fort Knox, KY.

Mary and Ed moved to California 25 years ago where they have raised their four daughters Emily, Elizabeth, Judith and Rachel. In 2005, they bought Hernandez Sewing, a heavy material construction company, and in 2008 they purchased Mission City Fumigation of Santa Maria. Mary has worked tirelessly to grow and expand both businesses since that time. She believes in working side by side with her staff and that great customer service is vital to success.

Mary has been a Director for the Santa Barbara District of the PCOC for the past 8 years and served as the District Treasurer for 4 years. She has also served on the Scholarship Committee for 3 years and Committee Chair for PWIPM, a new committee added in 2017. She holds a Branch 1 Field Rep license.

Mary currently resides in Santa Maria where she and her family enjoy all the beauty of the Central Coast. She is passionate about serving her community where she sits on several boards; Santa Maria Women’s Network, The Teal Journey (ovarian cancer awareness) and Bubbles for Breast Cancer. She loves traveling, working out (YMCA) and eating out. Life is short….enjoy every little moment!


Dave Watkins –  Third Vice President
O’Connor Pest Control

Dave Watkins was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and has been in the Pest Control industry for over 36 years. He is the General Manager of O’Connor Pest Control and holds a Branch 2 and 3 Operators License in conjunction with a Branch 1 Field Representative License.

Dave has been involved with PCOC for more than 25 years and has held the position of Chairman for the Southern Valley District, Ventura District and has twice chaired the Central Coast District (formerly known as the Santa Barbara District). He was also the Liasion for PCOC to the California Association of Realtors for three years.

Dave resides in Valencia, CA with his beautiful and supportive wife Norma and has 3 grown children, two sons and a daughter, and has been blessed with 7 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.


Chance Howell – Secretary
Clark Pest Control

Chance Howell was born and raised in Sacramento, Ca.  He served 6 years in the California Army National Guard.  Chance joined the pest control industry in 2001 as a route tech and now holds his Branch 2, 3, and a QAL.  He is currently the Southern California Regional Manager for Clark Pest Control. Chance has been involved with PCOC for nearly a decade and has served as Director, Vice Chair and Chair for the Big Valley District.  At the state level Chance has chaired the General Pest Committee for 3 years. Chance resides in Rocklin CA with his wife Nancy and 4 children.  Chance enjoys trail running and good coffee.


Chaz Estrada – Affiliate Representative
Veseris

Alongside his wife Jade and  3-year old daughter Charlee, Chaz lives in Beaumont, CA where he services his customers as a distributor rep for Veseris. As a massive bug nerd, the Pest Control industry was a natural choice. He has worked as both technician and field representative selling termite, pest & insulation services. He currently has and maintains a Branch 2 & 3 Field Representative license. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, macro photography and is an avid gamer.
He became a member of PCOC in 2017 and quickly became an advocate understanding the benefits of the association. Before becoming the Affiliate Representative, he chaired the Public Relations Committee and plans to continue contributing!

PCOC Staff

Chris Reardon - EVPChris Reardon – Executive Vice President

Prior to becoming Executive Vice President, Chris most recently was Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). He was appointed as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) in 2008 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and was re-appointed in 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown. Prior to holding that position, he served as DPR’s Director of Legislation and Regulations, appointed by Governor Gray Davis in 2003.

Before joining DPR, Chris was Executive Director for the Manufacturer’s Council of the Central Valley. He also spent time in the Legislature as Chief of Staff for Assembly Member Sal Cannella, and also worked for Assembly Member Jim Costa. He is a native New Yorker, and came to California in 1983 while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the California State University at Stanislaus. Chris is married to his wife Maria and has two grown children, Samantha and Kelsey. He enjoys traveling and and actively participating in several sports, including softball and golf.


Jenai ZeringueJenai Zeringue –  Financial Services
Jenai came to PCOC in April of 2007 having worked at Marsh for two years prior to that. Her extensive Administrative experience brings much needed support to PCOC. She was born and raised in Sacramento and is continuing her education at Sacramento City College.


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Karen Grenz – Director of Membership

Email: Karen@pcoc.org
Direct Line: (916) 572- 0313


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Sarah Conrad – Director of Events

Email: Sarah@pcoc.org
Direct Line: (916) 572-0427