Stephen J. Toth
Chief Wildlife Biologist/Principal Operating Officer
Steve has been a professional wildlife biologist for over forty years specializing in the field of wildlife damage control both in the public and private sectors. He’s a New Jersey Certified Animal Control Officer and has served as an instructor in the New Jersey Health Department's ACO program at Kean University as well as the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Conservation Officer Training Academy.
In addition to his undergraduate degree in biology, Steve received a Master’s degree in management from Rutgers University. He has published numerous articles on wildlife control and client service in both technical journals and the popular media including The Journal of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Control Technology, New Jersey Outdoors, and Field and Stream.
Steve and his family reside in Metuchen, New Jersey where he serves on the town Environmental Commission
Ed is our Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Permit #33484). With a degree in Animal Science from Delaware Valley College In Doylestown Pa and an over 30 year career in Biology and customer service, Ed comes uniquely qualified to serve the needs of both residential and corporate clients. Ed and his wife reside in Sellersville PA where they are active in their local community.
Joseph M. Penkala
Joe has been a professional wildlife biologist for over thirty five years. During that period he worked for the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife conducting research and management activities concerning waterfowl, upland wildlife, and white tailed deer. He has a B.S. Degree in Wildlife and Aquatic biology and a M.S. Degree in Wildlife Management. In addition to his career with the Department of Fish, Game and Wildlife, Joe has published numerous technical papers and popular articles dealing with a wide variety of wildlife and natural resource related topics. Joe resides in Newton, New Jersey.
Joel Penkala graduated from Rutgers University as a double major in Biology and Natural Resource Management, where he received the departmental award for excellence in Natural Resource Management for his accomplishments as an undergrad. After graduation he worked with the Ruffed Grouse Society a not for profit conservation organization, where he served as the Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic region. He has volunteered time for the Division of Fish and Wildlife and is a member of several outdoor organizations. Joel Resides in Sandyston, NJ
Vincent Biondo Jr.
Vincent obtained a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, including a concentration in wildlife science. Previous to joining Animal Damage Control, Vincent was employed by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. He is a career wildlife control professional. He possesses years of experience observing and handling all types of wildlife as well as solving human-wildlife related issues. Vincent resides in S. Brunswick NJ
Mike, a New Jersey native, has a diverse background in wildlife management and law enforcement that spans throughout the country.
He has worked for Montana’s Dept. of Fish and Wildlife as a fisheries specialist, Florida’s Nature Conservancy and New Jersey’s Div. of Fish and Game as a wildlife technician. A twenty-five year career in law enforcement in central Jersey offered Mike the opportunity to serve the public on and off duty. He has devoted ten years of volunteer service as Environmental Commissioner in his community.
Additionally, Mike is an accomplished mountaineering guide and nature photographer and his experience has given him a first-hand understanding of nature, wildlife and habitat. Mike resides in Bound Brook NJ
Jan, a lifelong resident of New Jersey, has a diverse background in crisis management as well as outdoor related activities. He served in the US Coast Guard, and in addition to being a wildlife technician, holds a position as a career firefighter. He has professional knowledge in the fields of trapping, incident management, building construction, transportation, hazardous materials, firearms, and boat handling.
Mike has over twenty five years of law enforcement experience. As a police officer for borough of fanwood and university of medicine and dentistry of New Jersey. During his law enforcement duties he has gained experience dealing with nuisance wildlife as a first responder. He also has extensive experence in live trapping and exclusion of nuisance wildlife.