Meet the Halt Pest Control Staff

Dedicated Professionals

Every member of the Halt Pest Control team is a dedicated pest control professional. We’ve been delivering pest control solutions with you in mind for nearly 20 years. We’re also a certified QualityPro and QualityPro Green company. That means that every Halt employee has undergone a rigorous criminal and driving background check, is up to date in their certifications and training and that Halt maintains a drug-free workplace.

All that experience and background checking is great. But we also understand that when someone comes into your home or onto your property to provide a service, having a face to connect to a name and knowing a little bit more about them can really ease your mind. Meet the Halt Pest Control team…

rob-mcmasterRob McMaster

President

In 1990, Rob had a vision… He wanted to create a pest control company like none other. He founded Halt Pest Control, Inc. with the idea of helping people solve their pest problems with a solution that would fit their unique environment, rather than delivering a single pest control service and never seeing that person again. He and the Halt team have been doing just that ever since. Rob loves connecting with people and the challenges of leading a team and growing the business. He particularly enjoys watching the people on the Halt team grow into the Halt way of serving customers, learning from each other and expanding their professional skills.

Back in the late 80s Rob and his wife were in search of a great place to raise a family. That’s when they came to the Portland area (from that state just south of Oregon) and have loved it here ever since. Rob’s interests cover a lot of areas. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid fisherman and hunter and he also enjoys traveling and spending time in the garden. He and his wife also spend a lot of time with their two daughters and their horses. Rob holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of the Pacific.

jennifer-carterJennifer Carter

Customer Service Representative

Jennifer joined Halt Pest Control in March of 2015.  She is a recent college Graduate from Pacific University where she studied exercise science and integrated physiology.  She previously worked for several companies doing customer service and support.  She enjoys the outdoors, many sports and all types of bugs.

shawn-driscollShawn Driscoll

Sales Manager & Pest Management Technician

Shawn is a native of Massachusetts, his adventurous spirit and love of the outdoors first took him to Montana where he attended school, snowboarded and was a volunteer rural fire fighter. Shawn moved to Oregon in 1995. In 1998 he spent eight months in Asia exploring, scuba diving and visiting a total of eleven countries. Shawn is married with four children, three teenage girls and a tortured son…the youngest! Shawn’s love of learning attracted to him to Halt Pest Control and the pest control industry. Halt’s emphasis on insect biology and the “why” is what intrigued Shawn. “There is always a reason a pest is making their living in a home or a commercial setting, it is our job to find out why.”  Shawn has a degree in History from Portland State Univ. and holds two AIB certifications: Food Processing Safety & Sanitation and Integrated Pest Management for Food Plants.

Randall Lyons

Pest Management Technician

Randall recently joined Halt Pest Control as a full-time technician.  Randall was born and raised in Bakersfield Ca and worked in that area for the last 15 years in Pest Control.   In his youth he traveled extensively around the world in a rock and roll band playing the drums.  He has a wife and son and recently moved from CA to Oregon to be closer to his family who live in the Pacific North West.  Randall enjoys motor cycles, and spending time with his son at the skate park and doing other outside activities.

chuck-macwilliams1Chuck MacWilliams

Pest Management Technician

Chuck had a successful 24-year career as a commercial airline pilot before joining Halt Pest Control several years ago.  Chuck enjoys problem solving and being outdoors so when he decided he wanted to spend less time traveling and more time at home he looked for a position where he could do both.  Coming into Pest Management by chance, he has learned to use his skills from being a pilot of discipline, time management and prioritization in managing his pest route and figuring out how to prevent the pest issues he comes across.   He enjoys seeing the Willamette Valley while driving around doing his routes and when Chuck is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering at scout camp and pheasant hunting.  His favorite bug is Ants.

eric-mcintyreEric McIntyre

Pest Management Technician

Eric is an avid snowboarder, plays the guitar and has worked mentoring kids in his church for over 10 years.  Eric joined Halt Pest control in 2014 and prior to that worked for 9+ years in property management, giving him a strong appreciation for the value of pest management in multi-family environments.  Eric enjoys being out and about and not behind a desk during the day and enjoys meeting people face to face and sharing his dry sense of humor.  Eric’s love of bugs started in his youth when he played video games of ant colonies, loving their work ethic and determination. His favorite part of the job is finding a solution to a problem.

ben-reeveBen Reeve

Pest Management Technician

Ben recently joined Halt Pest Control as a full time technician.   He was born in Utah and raised and lived in California for 19 years, where he worked for a California based pest Control Company.  He spent multiple years doing residential, commercial and multi-family pest work as well as training new technicians when they joined the company. He enjoys mountain biking, camping and teaching kids and others to play Competitive Chess.  Ben moved to Oregon in April 2016, to pursue an engineering degree in college, which he is pursuing with evening courses.  He has enjoyed getting to know Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and likes the Portland culture and food.

Denise-tomblinsonDenise Toblinson

Book Keeper

Denise joined Halt Pest Control in the beginning of 2015.  She has over 38 years in the banking industry and managing teams in the financial world.  Denise in very active in her church and enjoys gardening and spending time with her grand kids.

 

nancy-verbickyNancy Verbicky

Customer Service Representative

Nancy has been with Halt Pest control for 2 years.  She has an extensive background in graphic design and marketing.  She is a fine artist by trade, still spending her spare time working in her studio.  Her hobbies include being an advent avid runner and spending time exploring the USA on her Honda Goldwing.

justin-walruthJustin Walruth

Pest Management Technician

Justin recently joined Halt Pest Control as a full time technician.  He was born in NY and raised in several states while he was growing up.  Justin worked in the Pest Industry prior to joining Halt and has a degree in Natural Resources and Forrest Resource Technology. Justin has been in the Pacific North West for over 23 years and enjoys camping, hunting and fishing and all outdoor activities in Oregon.