Working Towards a Brighter Future
WASHINGTON STATE PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Washington State Pest Management Association at a Glance
The WSPMA has been proudly serving the Washington State Pest Control industry since 1957. We are excited to offer our Members outstanding educational opportunities every year. As an Association we strive to create an environment that allows industry awareness and a sense of comradery. Our relationships with Members of the WSPMA are open and honest and help to provide self discipline. Through the volunteer efforts of our Members we have grown into a fantastic organization that will continue to serve the needs of our Members.
WSPMA Board Members
I'm excited to serve as WSPMA's President, and am dedicated to serving the members of WSPMA and our industry. A little about me, I started working for my dad at Chuck Sullivan Exterminators, (DBA:Peststop) in 2005 before deciding to venture off on my own and work for a couple other great pest control companies. In 2015, I returned to take over the family business as CEO and rebranded it as PestStop. The experiences gained and lessons I learned from working for others has given me a unique perspective of not just how I run my company but how others run theirs. Our industry is as diverse as it is great. I am dedicated to ensuring it stays this way. Working my way through our industry and experiencing the many challenges that all our companies face helps me to relate and better represent the needs of our industry.
I am always learning and working to become the best leader I can be. In 2014, I became an Associate Certified Entomologist and was later selected to be part of NPMA’s first ever Executive Leadership Program (ELP). I served on NPMA’s diversity committee and was Chairman of Kitsap Counties Noxious Weed Control Board. I currently serve as NPMA/WSPMA's Vice-State Political Action Representative alongside Larry Treleven, am on NPMA'S PestVets committee, NPMA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce, WSU’s PMP Advisory Committee and the Technical Committee.
There’s nothing like the pest control industry. It’s an honor to give back by serving you and your business’s needs as President of the Washington State Pest Management Association. I thank you all for your confidence and continued support of our industry.
President - Elect
Luke Rambo was born and raised, as a 4th generation West Seattlite. While "attending" University of Washington he decided to take a break and earn some money for a while. He opened up the yellow pages and landed on a big beautiful full page ad for a local pest control company. After a quick phone call they scheduled an interview and he was hired on the spot! After 5 years working there he had gained experience as a technician, salesperson, and in management, so it seemed like good timing to venture out on his own shortly after his and his wife's first child was born. Great timing (yeah right)! The first few years were very difficult and not profitable at all, but after engaging with the members of WSPMA at local educational events and conferences, Luke gained confidence and received a lot of encouragement from several leaders in the industry. Over time, and after making (and learning from) many mistakes, Rambo Total Pest Control has become a steady and growing entity, currently employing 24 people in the South Puget Sound area of Washington State. Luke is still on "break" from University of Washington, and may someday return to complete his studies.