Rachel Maldonado


I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Entomology in 2009.

I immediately started in the pest control industry with a position in distribution where I started working for Target Specialty Products. Initially, I was a branch manager where I was tasked with managing inventory, employees and the safety of our team and fleet. Because of this experience I can understand the importance of the branch and service manager’s role here at Hawx Smart Pest Control. More recently with Target, spanning the last 7 years, I focused on industry trainings and hosting CEU courses for pest control companies throughout Texas. By doing so, I have built relationships within the pest control industry with various persons within academia and manufacturers. I have been able to represent distribution in a host of different conventions and was active in my local Texas Pest Control Chapters to help support pest control laws and regulations to ensure pest control is here to stay and to keep employees and PMP’s safe as well as our clients.

I have carried a Certified Applicator’s license in the state of Texas since 2015 and since then have been a certified trainer within the state. I have hosted many technician trainings which is a requirement for pest management professionals. I really enjoy and pride myself on getting apprentices ready for their exams to become certified technicians here in the state of Texas.

I am excited to be part of the Hawx team where I can bring my prior experience and industry relationships from distribution to educate and train our team locally on protocols, products and safety.