Our Team

Dr. Scott Carroll, President

Scott Carroll
Scott is a biologist who studies insect behavior and evolution. His academic background permits him to bring new perspectives to long-standing issues in insect biology.

Scott Carroll's CV
Scott's academic website

Dr. Jenella Loye, Medical Entomology, Finance

Jenella Loye
Jenella is a medical entomologist who works with blood-feeding insects and vector-borne disease, including mosquitoes, black flies, bed bugs, fleas, ticks and lice, as well as bird parasites. She has numerous publications in the field, including a book for Oxford University Press.

Jenella Loye's CV

Shawn King, M.S., Operations

Director of Operations Shawn B. King has a Master's degree in Ecology from UC Davis, with expertise in agricultural systems, restoration ecology, and pest management. Shawn provides both logistic and regulatory oversight for our human subject studies, and has unparalleled experience with the US/EPA Human Studies Review Board, Cal DPR, and US/EPA Good Laboratory Practices. Before joining us over a decade ago, Shawn produced pest management publications for the Bio-Integral Resource Center and the California Statewide IPM Program.

Dr. David Nielsen, Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs Director David Nielsen has 15 years of experience working in the development, registration and commercialization of green agricultural technologies for California, the US and world markets. He makes frequent contact with state and federal regulatory managers, and is skilled in NOP product compliance and organic input material registration. In addition to his regulatory background and degrees in entomology and genetics, David has nearly a decade of scientific team leadership experience.

Trevor Fowles, Laboratory Manager

Laboratory Manager Trevor Fowles helps design and direct lab studies in arthropod repellency and control. He also manages our insectary. A keen observer of insect behavior, Trevor adds his entomological insights to developing biologically realistic bioassays in our wind tunnel trials and host choice experiments. Having worked at Carroll-Loye for more than a decade, it seems only natural that Trevor is now also pursuing his Ph.D. in Entomology at University of California, Davis (across the street).

Jeff Venturino, Field Manager

Field Manager Jeff Venturino is a graduate of UC Davis in Political Science and History. As an avid outdoorsman, Jeff combines his intimate personal knowledge of biting arthropods with professional acumen regarding the regulatory processes that govern pesticide testing and the protection of human study participants. As field manager, he helps design and conduct field trials that are both safe and effective. Jeff emphasizes technical rigor and new approaches to improve data quality and to test the latest technologies.

Joel Hernandez, Entomologist

Entomological Technician Joel graduated from UC Davis with with a focus insect-host interactions, whether those hosts are plants or animals. He has a particular interest in the feeding ecology of moths and butterflies. Joel has previously worked under the USDA and USFS on projects dealing with both invasive weeds and pests, as well as habitat stability.