Meet the Team
Mosquito Joe of the First Coast
Mosquito Joe of the First Coast is an independent and locally owned business that is your solution to make outside fun again. We provide outdoor pest control services to residential and commercial customers, eliminating and repelling outdoor pests such as mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Mosquito Joe is supported by a team of experienced technicians dedicated to ridding your outdoor space of pesky mosquitoes and an office staff that will help you determine the best pest control solution for you and your home or business. They not only enjoy making outside fun again, our team consists of people who have their hearts set on making our community a better place. Rest assured that you’re in good hands.
After earning an MBA degree from the University of Utah, Chris launched a 23-year career in banking, first as a bank examiner and then as a CFO for various savings and loan associations in Virginia and Philadelphia. In 1995 Chris left banking to acquire a franchise of American Leak Detection in Jacksonville, FL. In 2014 Chris sold this franchise. After a brief stint at retirement, Chris purchased the franchise rights to Mosquito Joe in the Jacksonville area. Chris was married to Jayne McNeil Phillips for 35 years and has three children. In 2009, Jayne died from Ovarian cancer. In 2014 Chris married Nancy Abercrombie. Chris enjoys traveling, golf, reading, and he is a dancing fool.
Nancy is our southern bell, a mover and shaker in Jacksonville commerce, and a huge Alabama fan. Roll, Tide Roll! Besides a career as a mother to her son Alex, Nancy also had a career in the travel industry with American Express and Avondale Travel. She also worked for several years as the director of human resources for the Duval County Supervisor of Elections. In her free time, you can find Nancy fishing, horseback riding, or china painting.
Nancy, Marketing Manager
Heidi is likely to be the pleasant voice on the other end of the line. Heidi knows our services inside and out and takes pride in working to determine the best mosquito control solution for you and your home or business. Heidi moved in January of 2015 to Jacksonville from Oshkosh, WI where she managed stores Fireworks City and Halloween Express. Heidi enjoys singing in her band, Audiokick, and working on other music projects. She also likes spending time with friends and with her 2 parakeets and bunny.
Heidi, Office Manager
Tara also works in the office and may be another voice that you will hear. She is readily available to provide outstanding customer service on mosquito control. She is a Florida native and fully understands the issues when dealing with mosquitoes. Tara enjoys life on the beach and spends her time surfing, hanging out with her dogs, and working on DIY projects.
Tara, Office Assistant
Kely, in the past, worked as a satellite technician for Direct TV. He is on a mission to help people enjoy their backyard spaces because he enjoys anything to do with the outdoors. Fishing and camping are some of his favorite activities. He loves the Jags and Noles football.
Dave is our part-time technician. He is a veteran. He is also a college student and working toward his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences. He joined our Mosquito Joe family as a way to make some extra money while going to school.
Carlos is one of the friendliest faces you will see hunting down mosquitoes. He is a 10-year veteran. He is a big fan of the outdoors, loves fishing and relaxing at the beach.
Interested in spending your summer outside? Visit our careers page to view current openings, learn more about our company and see how we make outside fun again! For more information contact us at 904-236-4110 or email us at [email protected].