PestReliefInternational

Our Board Memebers

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Andrea Hancock

Founder & Chairman

Andrea Hancock graduated from the University of Georgia, earning a degree in Furnishings and Interiors. She began her career as a Interior Designer for residential design. Her background and knowledge of textiles was a catalyst to the launching of Mattress Safe, Inc., a manufacturing facility in Georgia for mattress encasements and protectors. Andrea is a co-owner and Vice President of Mattress Safe, Inc. along with her parents, Will and Linda Poston.

After years of supplying mattress encasements to the pest management industry, Andrea began donating “seconds” to shelters and orphanages in need of donation assistance. When personally experiencing the significant impact that her product had to create a more sanitary and comfortable place for the residents to live, Andrea was deeply moved to found P.E.S.T. Relief International (Professionals Empowering, Sustaining, and Transforming). She believes that the pest management has the power to combine our efforts to bring global comfort and relief to those in need.

Andrea resides in Johns Creek, GA with her husband, Jeff. She is blessed to have two sons, a beautiful daughter-in-love, and the sweetest rescue cat on the planet. You will find her either running Mattress Safe or advocating for those who are orphaned, abused, or at-risk.

  
Gary Moore

Gary Moore

Dir. of Fundraising & Business Connections

Gary was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He’s been married for 32 years to his college sweetheart and they’ve called Franklin home for the last 27 years. Gary graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. degree in Education atop Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga.

Gary began his pest control career in 1986 as a salesman for a large national company. He didn’t realize at that time that he was starting a career but as it turned out, he did! Gary’s sales abilities were quickly recognized and he proceeded to receive numerous awards and prizes as one of the elite salespeople within that company. Gary went on to hold various management positions while working in Maryland and then Nashville. He served as Vice-President of a local company for 8 years before fulfilling his dream to own his own pest control company; one that he can operate with integrity, honesty and a high regard for his fellow man. Now in his 32nd year in business in the pest control industry, Bug Authority, Inc, a local Nashville, TN company is thriving in its’ 5th year in business.

Gary has a number of passions but number one among them is golf. If the weather’s nice and the bugs are all under control, you’ll find Gary on a golf course with his friends. Gary loves people and has a huge heart for hurting individuals. Therefore, when Andrea Hancock, Founder of PEST Relief International, asked Gary to join the board and help her change lives and restore dignity to hurting individuals all over the U.S. and abroad, Gary was all in!

  
Jorge Vallejo

Jorge Vallejo

Dir. of International Missions

Jorge Vallejo is from the beautiful Bogotá, Colombia. He has had the pleasure to be part of the soccer professional arena for 7 years starting at the young age of 16. He played in the Colombian Professional League for 3 years before coming to the States to attend college on an athletic scholarship playing for the Bryan College Lyons (NAIA) in Dayton, TN. After College he was blessed to continue his professional career both in the USL (United Soccer League) and MISL (Major Indoor Soccer League).

Jorge played for the Philadelphia KIXX for three seasons, winning the national league in ’07. While playing in Philadelphia he served as the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Director for the Inner City of Philadelphia working with youth, athletes and coaches through the medium of sports.

Currently he develops and directs the FCA Soccer Ministries in Atlanta, as well as leading FCA in Gwinnett County. Jorge has 8 years of coaching experience, coaching at every level from the pro, college and club level. He holds a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) A coaching license. Jorge spends the majority of his time serving and equipping coaches, athletes and other community leaders in Atlanta, Colombia and Honduras on how to leverage their influence to develop not just great athletes but also great women and men of God who will become change agents in their communities.

Jorge’s passion for soccer/sports and people has taken him off the pitch and into the nations to speak on matters of life, faith, leadership & family. Jorge and his beautiful wife Brittany live in Buford, GA w their two kids, Nehemiah and Georgia Joy.

  
Debbie DeLoach

Debbie DeLoach

Administrator & Project Manager

Debbie currently serves PRI as a Business Consultant in the areas of I.T., Accounting, Business Continuance, Project Management, and Research. She has a background in business, information technology, process analysis, group facilitation, training, project management, and office processes --having worked for fortune 500 companies for 25+ years. As a native of Atlanta, Debbie attended Georgia State University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a major in Computer Information Systems.

Debbie married Guy, an I.T. professional, in 1991 and they have been on an adventure ever since. In 1991, they became real estate investors, on the side -- lived the flip-or-flop tv show and manage their own residential rental properties. Additionally, for 17 years, they ran a successful network marketing group and absorbed the mentorship of very successful, global entrepreneurs. Their next endeavor is to create software for the commercial market. Debbie and Guy are blessed with a beautiful daughter, Olivia, who just graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class and is attending college. They attend Free Chapel church.

Debbie’s guiding Bible verse is Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path”. She tells Andrea/PRI CEO, “I pray every day for God to lead me to do what He wants and know that He has created my past experiences for this moment in time. I am delighted and humbled to work for PRI.”

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