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WolfPack Summit 2023

Home Inspection & Pest Control Conference Feb. 24 - 26

Featured Speakers

Unique Education. Industry Leading Speakers.

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Joey Coleman

Speaker, Author, Advisor

For almost twenty years, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects. He has a long history of energizing and motivating audiences to enhance their customers’ experiences. He is an award-winning speaker (yes – they do have speaking contests) at both national and international conferences – competing against New York Times bestselling authors, business leaders, and internet sensations/celebrities. He is also the author of the #2 Wall Street Journal bestseller, Never Lose a Customer Again.

Dr Thomas-Chouvenc

Dr Thomas Chouvenc

Urban Entomology

Dr. Chouvenc‘s research focuses on subterranean termite biology, with a particular interest in the field of termite-microorganism associations, termite ecology, and the evolution of insect societies. His early research focused on the relationship between subterranean termites and soil fungal pathogens. This research helped characterize the individual and social immune mechanisms that termites have evolved to prevent disease from spreading within a colony, which resulted in establishing the limits of the termite biological control field of research. Currently, Dr. Chouvenc’s research focuses on two important termite pest species that have the ability to hybridize in South Florida. Using these two species as a model, he investigates the short-term and long-term consequences of introgressive hybridization between the two invasive species, while studying the economics of the development of a termite colony, within the context of ecological constraints and population inbreeding.

https://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/dr-thomas-chouvenc/

Seth Garber

Seth Garber

Pest Daily

Seth has been involved in the pest control industry in multiple capacities for more than a decade. In 2012, he sold his multimillion dollar pest and wildlife control company and entered the technology space where he has found similar success. Now, as the founder and lead contributor of the innovative e-learning platform Pest Daily, Seth continues to support the industry through education, innovation and advocacy. He also serves as a consultant for many growing pest and wildlife companies. Today, these companies operate in 78 US markets and represent more than $225M in ARR. Additionally, Seth is a partner/founder in several other support companies in the pest industry including Pest Productions, SLG Investments and FRAXN. Seth’s companies support more than 800 pest control companies in total.

 

Jerry and Renee Schappert - Founder of Pest Cemetary FB Group and Owner of The Bug Doctor

Jerry and Renee Schappert

Owner of The Bug Doctor & Founder of Pest Cemetery FB Group

In the year nineteen hundred and ninety, Jerry had only three things to his: A family, a truck and a dream. Freshly coming off of being a dog house builder of all things, he reignited his passion for bugs and nature and set out on a journey that is still being written. He knew there was a better way to pest control than that of what the conglomerates could offer. Following his in-laws, he set out for Ocala Florida, a place that has no shortage of bugs. Armed with a clunky sprayer and a thousand watt smile, he paved the path of what you see today: The Bug Doctor. For years many have said ‘The American Dream is dead’, and if Jerry had bought into that lie, you would not be reading this today. Of course, there were hard times, and times where the business was on the brink of failure, but a strong will and faith can trump any circumstance. If you have a few DAYS to spare, Jerry could sit down and tell you an endless amount of stories from those times past, and even today. Ones that could make your skin crawl, eyes water, and ribs hurt from laughter all at the same time. It was tough schlepping to and fro accounts, sometimes being loved or hated, but the love of his family and little creepy crawling guys made it all worth it. It did not start with The Bug Doctor, however. You could say Jerry got a good trial by fire, thrown to the wolves moment when he first started. He met his sweetheart and wife of thirty plus years, Renee, in Baltimore Maryland, where the “city bugs” rule. Some would argue that Florida is the haven for pests and bugs of all kinds, but pests in a metro city are a different breed of bug. Rats the size of small dogs and roaches with seemingly six-inch legs gave Jerry a good taste of the industry within his first few days. It was in these moments where the love, though strange to some, was sparked. Every man can relate to the satisfaction that is problem-solving, and pest control is no exception. It’s often misinterpreted that a pest control tech is set out to kill all bugs. If that was the case, Jerry would’ve steered clear. His goal was and is to simply let pests know where they are welcome, and where they are not. A few casualties occur in the process, but the end goal is to let them exist and thrive where they are most capable; aka NOT in your home or business!

https://mybugdoctor.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pestcemetery/

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Joe Jonovich

Consultant

Has an M.S degree from the University of Florida, Entomology and Nematology Department. Joe has been in the industry for over 25 years. He has owned his own pest management company, worked for a large manufacturer, worked as a technical director for a Top-20 company, and currently offers training and consulting for the pest management industry and related fields.

https://pestcontrolconsultant.com

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John Shishilla

Owner, Honor Services

A dedicated, hands-on professional and co-owner of multi-inspector firm Honor Construction of Brevard, LLC. D/B/A Honor Services in Melbourne, Florida. John has been working persistently in the inspection industry since 2007. He is Florida-licensed home inspector, an actively licensed Certified Residential Contractor, a licensed mold assessor, and a Florida Certified Pest Control Operator. His first-hand knowledge of the inspection industry is incomparable – as is the information he regularly shares with inspectors and business owners, including at the national events where he speaks.

https://honorservices.com/

Jerry Linkhorn

Jerry Linkhorn

Linkhorn Inspections

Jerry Linkhorn form Columbus, Ohio is a certified master inspector, owner of Linkhorn Inspection Group and business coach for InspectionGo. He has over 35 years of experience in the home building and inspection industry. Having been mentored and coached by the most successful coach in the industry he has a passion for helping others and has an innovative marketing strategy that has helped transform a single-man home inspection business doing 110 inspections a year to a multi-inspector company with 15 plus inspectors, doing over 4,000 inspections per year and $2.5 million in revenue. Jerry Linkhorn began his journey into the field of home inspection by working for a builder, doing quality structural inspections. He was responsible for completing foundation, framing and pre-drywall inspections for just over 800 homes per year. His responsibilities also included walking the buyer through the home and explaining how various things operated such as the furnace and water shut-offs. He maintained a detailed list for the superintendent of all the items that needed to be fixed before the buyer could move into the home. This job is what initially got him interested in home inspections. As Jerry continued to grow his business, he realized that he was wearing too many hats. In addition to doing all the home inspections himself, he was answering phones, scheduling his own inspections, sending out confirmation emails, setting up the inspection with listing agents and other administrative tasks. He knew that if he was going to take his company to the next level, he needed to hire additional staff and spend more time focusing on marketing. Listen to Jerry talk about marketing strategies and how to make more money.
Susan-Bentley

Susan Bentley

Bentley Inspections

Susan Bentley
Susan enjoyed a successful career working at the national level with MADD and Safe Kids Worldwide.   When she married Donnie in 2016, she brought the skills she had to Bentley Home Inspections.  Bentley Home Inspections is a multi-inspector team with full office staff and a marketing team.  At first, she assisted with marketing and office duties and has now stepped into the CEO role of the company.  Susan enjoys leading and growing the company.  She says the mission, which she shares with her husband, is to have a company that provides a great living for the team while allowing them to have a life balance they can truly enjoy!  

https://bentleyhomeinspections.com/

John Tyler

John Tyler

Checklist Inspections

Wally Conway

Go Home Pro

As a media-active educator, Wally Conway has been a regularly featured expert on the HGTV series “House Detectives”, co-hosted of the DIY Network series “Finders-Fixers”, and is host of “The Home and Garden Show” radio show on WOKV.

Wally writes routinely and authored #1 Amazon Bestseller “Home Inspection Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector”.

Wally is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, retired Navy Pilot, licensed contractor, home inspector, real estate agent, investor, energy auditor, media expert, and entrepreneur who founded HomePro Inspections in 1994.

Wally has personally performed over 5,000 home and building inspections, numerous energy audits and infrared evaluations.

HomePro Inspections performed over 50,000 inspections and in 2022 merged with Residential Inspectors of America to become among the largest inspection enterprises in the world.

Wally serves on the education staff at Florida Realtors, is a GRI Instructor and a One Thing Certified Trainer as well as a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach and US Coast Guard Licensed Yacht Captain.

Credentials earned include LEED AP, LEED Green Rater, HERS rater, AEE Commercial Energy Auditor, RESNET HESP, BPI Building Analyst, and Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Barbeque Judge.

Location & Travel Details

Located in Melbourne, FL at the Hilton Rialto. Fly into the Melbourne Internation Airport for easy transportation to the hotel via shuttle.

Your WolfPack Speakers

Aaron Shishilla

Aaron Shishilla

CEO, Founder

While at the University of Central Florida, Aaron worked as a home inspector for his family’s company. After graduation, Aaron worked as the Marketing Manager of Waypoint Property Inspection, a large multi-inspector home inspection company. During his tenure, he developed various successful marketing strategies and worked with other home inspection companies to scale their marketing. Today, Aaron is CEO at WolfPack Advising which advises and serves hundreds of businesses on digital marketing.

Austin Hintze

Austin Hintze

COO, Co-Founder

As CEO at Waypoint Property Inspection, Austin Hintze thoroughly understands small businesses. In WolfPack, Austin shares his expertise in new ways through marketing automation systems to scale your business.

Michelle Shishilla

Michelle Shishilla

Business Advisor, Co-Founder

As an owner of Honor Services, Michelle understands how ISN can be used for your business. Michelle was once the lead trainer at ISN and now continues to serve other business owners by optimizing their ISN.

Jenna Shishilla

Chief Operations Officer

As the COO of Wolfpack advising, Jenna works to ensure each department is running smoothly. Jenna joined Wolfpack full-time in December of 2022 but has been helping in various capacities behind the scenes since the company’s inception in 2019.

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