Meet the Mosquito Joe of Metro East IL Team
Shelly Williams, Office Assistant: Let’s give a warm welcome to Shelly, who is known as Crochet Joe by the Mosquito Joe team! Before joining the Mosquito Joe family, Shelly worked in health care. She has always loved helping serve her community and meeting new people, and that has translated over into her work with Mosquito Joe! Shelly always answers the phone with a smile and a readiness to help whoever is on the other end of the phone. Shelly is a proud mother of seven, and she enjoys talking about the many things they’ve all accomplished individually. When not helping our community figure out ways to make their outside fun again, Shelly can often be found crocheting something creative!
Kevin Highley, Field Operations Manager: Let’s give it up for Kevin (or, as we call him, Joe Mechanic), who joined the Mosquito Joe team in 2019 because of his love of the outdoors! He believes outside is a place meant for fun, and he wants to make sure that fun is extended to you and your families. Kevin says he enjoys working for Mosquito Joe because “this was the perfect opportunity for me to do what I love in the great outdoors!” When he’s not busy making sure your yard is a place your family can enjoy, he can usually be found partaking in his favorite pastime: spending time with his two-year-old daughter.
Jaren Smidt, Pest Treatment Specialist: Everyone meet Jaren (also referred to as Dental Joe!). He was born in Nebraska, where he spent a lot of time on his grandfather’s farm. This is where his love for nature and animals (and steak!) originated. Now he’s dedicated to making sure the animals and other wildlife on your property are being protected from pesky pests! He’s been interested in science, specifically chemistry and biology, for most of his life. He’s currently enrolled in college, working his way towards dental school. This is his fourth season at Mosquito Joe, and he says, “It’s always a pleasure to be back with my MoJo Family!”
Kenneth Jones, Pest Treatment Specialist: Kenneth (also known as Joe Pups!) is at it again! Still a Veterinarian Technician at heart, his approach, via Mosquito Joe, is purely for the love of the outdoors and OUR “fur babies.” Kenneth has a few fur babies of his own, Kombo and Kookie, and he’s proud to be out servicing you and your properties to assure yours are just as safe and cared for as his own! He’s a certified Pest Treatment Specialist in two states, Illinois and Georgia, guaranteeing he’s got the experience and know-how you’re looking for in the technician that’s treating your property! He thinks life…it’s worth living right here!
Shannon Arbogast, Pest Treatment Specialist: Joining the team this year is Shannon (who we also call Joe Artist!), she loves all animals (except your pesky mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas!) and lives happily in Belleville, Illinois with her husband, their ball python, and their two fluffy indoor cats. Shannon was also an EMT for five years, and loves helping people! She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in biology and has a passion for the outdoors. She’s joining the Mosquito Joe team to help make outside fun again for everyone! When she’s not battling bugs, she is exploring the woods, playing video games, or making art.
Glenn Banks, Pest Treatment Specialist: Everyone say hello to Glenn Banks, familiar to us as Joe Dreamer! Glenn is 43 years old and married to a woman who he is proud to call his best friend. Glenn absolutely loves football. He played as a child and continued to play until high school. Glenn also really enjoys watching movies and participating in exciting outdoor activities—which is one of the many reasons he’s so happy he can help make your outside fun again!
Jason Jones, Pest Treatment Specialist: Our newest team member, Jason Jones (aka Chef Joe), enjoys cooking to pass the time. He spends most of his days with family and loved ones. He enjoys being outdoors and overall treasures the outdoor life. He loves meeting new people and comes to us with over 2 years of pest control experience and years of customer service as well. He is a natural at striking up a conversation when meeting new people and is always looking for opportunities to advance his knowledge in all things. Every day is a new day to learn for him!
Cameron Wallace, Pest Treatment Specialist:
Cameron Wallace, aka Joe Fisherman, is one of our newest Pest Treatment Specialists who has a lot of different hobbies that he enjoys during his time off. Fishing is obviously the one he loves the best based on his “Joe” name. He is also a gamer and enjoys playing video games. He has lived in the Metro East Region for 21 years. He is the youngest of his siblings and loves the opportunity to have an income to take care of himself and others around him.