Executive Committee and Staff

Executive Committee

Greg Augustine – President
Harbor Pest Control

Greg, a native San Diegan, graduated from Christian High School and then UCLA with a degree in Business Economics. He started his first job as a CPA for the public accounting firm, Touch Ross & Co. Greg’s family has always been heavily involved in the “bug business.” In 1984 Greg moved back to San Diego to join his uncle, Jim Ogle, as the controller of Lloyd Pest Control. 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 levels, serving on many committees as Chairman. He and his wife of 40 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 been raising their (now adult and married) 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 kids and grandchildren in various parts of the country, sailing, hiking, and quality time with each other. They believe 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 Greg says, “whether the company is large or small if it is professional and ethical,
it will stand the test of time.”

Mary Hernandez – President Elect
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 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 – Treasurer
Terminix International/California

Dave Watkins was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, and has been in the Pest Control industry for over 38 years. He is a Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager with Terminix 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 27 years and has held the position of Chairman for the Southern Valley District, Ventura District, and is currently chairing the Central Coast District (formerly known as the Santa Barbara District). He was also the Liaison 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.

Travis Mickel – Second Vice President
Clark Pest Control

Travis grew up all over Montana, Idaho, and Oregon and came to California when he was 16. At 19, he started his career in pest control with Clark Pest Control in Sacramento. He has worked with Clark for 31 years and is currently a Regional Manager for 7 branches in Northern CA. He has a Branch 2 and Branch 3 FR license and a QAL with the state of CA and is an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE). In 2003, he went to his first PCOC meeting when he became the Branch Manager in Clark’s Salinas, CA location and began attending the Monterey District meetings, where he eventually became the Chairperson. More recently, he has been the Chairperson of the Big Valley District where he is currently serving as the Vice-Chair. He has also been involved with the Scholarship committee for several years and is currently the Chairperson of the Fundraising Committee. Travis is married to Rachael, his wife of 26 years. Together they have raised three amazing children and are recently empty nesters, looking forward to this next chapter in their life together. They enjoy spending time with their kids and friends, as well as hiking and traveling. Travis is dedicated to a growth mindset, striving to be better today than he was yesterday. He loves developing leaders and helping those he is around achieve their goals. His motto is ‘Celebrating progress, not perfection’. Travis and Rachael currently live in Foresthill, CA, enjoying God’s beautiful creation every day.

Third Vice President – Sean Bradley
Neighborly Pest Management

Bio to come

David Hinrichs – Secretary
Lloyd Pest Control

Bio to come

Gregg Gransie – Affiliate Representative
Target Specialty

Bio to come

PCOC Staff

Michael E. Wilson – Executive Director
A visionary leader with results-oriented experience, Michael possesses a track record of working closely with staff and association leadership in the development of comprehensive strategic plans that hold stakeholders accountable to public policy, budget management, communications strategy, advocacy, and event management goals. Michael also comes to PCOC with a solid record as a consensus builder and facilitator that has secured results-oriented objectives in key areas of interest to a number of associations.

Prior to his consulting work over the past few years, Michael was the Chief Executive Officer for the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) where he was responsible for providing strategic leadership for the international organization with representation in all 50 states and 18 countries around the globe. During his tenure, Michael also worked closely with the members and leadership of 47 affiliated organizations including 6 in the state of California.

Michael helped cultivate the transformation of his previous association from a struggling not-for-profit membership organization into an advocacy force with expanded influence across the U.S. and around the world. During his tenure as CEO, Michael enhanced the association’s environmental stewardship and product assurance programs while also expanding the services designed to help strengthen ARA member businesses. Michael traveled extensively to promote the industry, meet with members, and assisted with the promotion of affiliated member organizations.

In addition to ARA, Michael has held professional positions at Shell Oil Company along with representing several other associations, including the Textile Rental Services Association and the Associated Builders and Contractors. Born in Lansing, Michigan, and raised in eastern Kentucky, Wilson began his college education at the University of Georgia before earning bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and History from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Wilson and his wife Nora have a daughter (Naomi) and a son (Preston).

Sarah Conrad – Director of Events

Sarah has been with PCOC since August 2016. Prior to becoming PCOC’s Director of Events, Sarah worked in insurance, administration, and sales. She grew up in the Sacramento area and still lives in the area with her two children. Sarah enjoys the outdoors (all things outdoors, except for snakes…no snakes), traveling, photography, games, movies with her kids, and all things music of any kind. Sarah holds an Associate of Science Degree in Social Science and a Certificate in Meeting Planning from Sacramento State University. She is a proud member of Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE).

Karen Grenz – Membership Coordinator