Executive Committee and Staff

Executive Committee

Mary Hernandez – 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 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 – President-Elect
Terminix International/California

Dave Watkins was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, and has been in the Pest Control industry for over 40 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 29 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 – Treasurer
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.

Jacqui Clark – Second Vice President

Jacqui Clark was born and raised in Redding, California. She is a 3rd generation pest control operator. She and her brother own Woods Pest Control, which has been in their family since 1980. Jacqui has her Branch 2 Operators License and is an Associate Certified Entomologist. She is the current Treasurer of the Shasta District and has been an active member of PCOC since 2008, over the years holding district positions of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Director. As a former recipient of a PCOC Scholarship, she has been honored to serve on the Scholarship Committee since 2014. Jacqui resides in Redding, CA with her husband, Chad, and their daughter. She is honored to be a part of her family’s legacy of service in the pest control industry.

David Hinrichs – Third Vice President
Lloyd Pest Control

Bio to come

Jen Fox – Secretary

Jen Fox was born in Yonkers, NY and moved to Temecula, CA with her family when she was ten and has been a California resident ever since that move. She is an 18-year veteran of Terminix has held multiple field roles as a Service, Sales and Branch Manager and support roles as a Technical Specialist, Fumigation Compliance Manager, Regional Support Manager and Director of Service & Operational Compliance. She is currently the Director of Service Delivery and leads Rentokil-Terminix’s nationwide Central Operations, Operational Compliance, Systems and Subcontracting Relationships teams who support both the residential and commercial business portfolios. Jen is an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE), has her CA Branch 1, 2 and 3 Operator’s Licenses, QAL with B, C and K categories, a bachelor’s degree from UCR in Business Administration and her master’s degree from the University of Redlands in Management. In addition to joining the PCOC Executive Committee this year, Jen is the Vice Chair of the San Diego District and Chair of Membership. She is also on the Leadership Networking Council (LNC) and Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Council for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Jen lives in Murrieta with her husband Kevin and can be found at some favorite spots around town on the weekend and when time allows, they love to travel and experience new cities. Jen is also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and sings with the Temecula chapter, the Wine Valley Harmonizers.

Jen is extremely proud to be part of this essential pest control industry that is responsible for protecting people, their homes and businesses and getting to work alongside incredibly wonderful fellow “bug folks” not just at Terminix but throughout the entire PCOC association.

Gregg Gransie – Affiliate Representative
Target Specialty

Bio to come

PCOC Staff

Michael E. Wilson – Chief Executive Officer
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).