Meet the Team
Pat - Owner and Operator
When I was 16 my brother worked as technician for a company in California. That summer he broke his arm and convinced me to help him run his route for the summer. 30 years later, I own my company and have gained over 30 years of experience. Opening my own company was not the dream I had as the 16 year old helping his brother, but I am more than thankful for it today. During my career I have had the opportunity to work for some of the larger companies, as well as smaller companies, and I have learned what works and what does not work. I enjoy getting to know my clients and strive to provide the best customer service. When I am not chasing bugs, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing guitar, playing games, sports, and spending time outdoors.
I have brought my wife and oldest daughter along with me for this journey. Please read on and get to know them too!
Becky - Scheduling & Admin
I started working for Gaths in the spring of 2013. I work in the office, and wear many hats. You will usually find me on the phones with customers, talking bugs and scheduling and routing. I enjoy getting to know our customers, and I always learn something new everyday. Pest Control runs in our family. Growing up in Indiana, my uncle was an exterminator. Little did I know, I would grow up to work in the same industry. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and our husky shepherd dog, named Beacon. My hobbies are reading, gardening, going to garage and estate sales, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Ashley - Scheduling & Admin
My name is Ashley Gath-Cardon and I joined the family business in 2014. I watched my dad do what he loves my whole life, so when he opened his own company in 2009 it was no surprise to me. I was tentative to the idea of me also loving the world of bugs and extermination. After going to college for 3 years for business, I realized that wasn't right for me so I decided to join my father in his dream of his own company. Turns out the interest in bugs runs in the family! Outside of learning the company from the ground up, I enjoy camping, driving, hiking, and spending time with my husband in our hometown of Hood River, Oregon.