The RootX StaffThe RootX team has over 40 years of combined experience with municipalities and plumbing contractors in nearly every type of chemical root application. We strive to offer you the best customer service instead of just another 1-800 number. Take a look at the team that makes RootX the best root intrusion solution for municipalities, plumbers and homeowners.
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Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 201
President/GM, Corporate & Intl. Accts
Parke Raffensperger has led the RootX division of Gelco, Inc. since 1994. For more than 40 years, Gelco has been in the pipeline maintenance rehabilitation, and Parke was eager to help build the RootX brand with a cutting edge chemical root control product.
Parke has more than 15 years experience working with municipalities and plumbing contractors in nearly every type of chemical root application. He holds his pesticide applicator’s license, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of root control at maintenance and plumbing industry events.
In his spare time, Parke enjoys hiking and mountain biking and attending sporting events. He holds a degree from Oregon State University and lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife and five children.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 206
When he's not working, Jarrett likes to spend time with his wife and three children enjoying the beautiful Oregon outdoors. Out in Central Oregon and the Oregon Coast, they enjoy golfing, biking, boating and ocean fishing for salmon, halibut and tuna. Jarrett attended the University of Idaho and Chemeketa Community College, and lives in Salem, Oregon.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 203
Dan Lawrence serves RootX customers across North America, and has more than nine years in the pipeline maintenance and treatment industry.
Raised in Oregon, Dan started working with his father in the sewer and pipeline service business at the age of 12. Today, he enjoys combining his industry knowledge with a background in customer service to help RootX customers.
When he’s not working, Dan enjoys hunting and steelhead fishing near the Oregon Coast. He also enjoys woodworking and crafting furniture in his spare time. He lives in Salem, Oregon with his family.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 204
Municipal Consultant /Qualified Pesticide Applicator
Raised in Washington State and having lived in multiple cities in Oregon over the last 23 years, Bob spends time enjoying many of the amazing outdoor activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Bob and his family of 6 have called Salem Oregon home for the past 11 years. He has over 30 years’ experience in sales, training and customers service from a variety of industries. Bob has his Qualified Applicators License in the State of California for pesticide applications.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 205
Sam serves municipal RootX customers in parts of the south and mid-western states. He comes to RootX with 20 years of sales experience having worked with municpalities the last five years.
Sam was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and attended Fresno State University. He and his wife have 4 children and have called Oregon home for the past 8 years. In his spare time when not rooting for the Dallas Cowboys or Fresno State Bulldogs, Sam enjoys camping, game night and movie night with his family.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 202
Senior Plumbing Consultant
He was Born in Salem OR, raised in a small town called Aumsville. He comes from a big family, 1 of 6 children. He attended Cascade High School where he learned agriculture, played football and graduated 1 year early to get ahead in life. Then went on and attended Chemeketa Community College right after high school not really knowing what to do. He received an Associates degree in general studies, then transfered to OIT where he received a degree in Nursing within a short period of time. He is a very knowledgeable well rounded person. He spends his free time going on hikes and spend time with his family. His goal is to love his job and what he does. He enjoys serving and helping each and every one of his customers.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 207
Nick was born in Salt Lake City, UT but has grown up in several states. After graduating high school in Las Vegas, NV he decided to Join the USAF and spent his service in the great state of Texas. He then moved to Washington and worked at Shell oil refinery. and then transferred to Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, TX. After several years of that he went on to find what was missing in life and found it here in Salem, Oregon.
Nick is married with three children, and stays busy with after-school activities and spending time together hiking in the beautiful trails here in Oregon. He is also a movie enthusiast, an avid gamer geek and enjoys doing projects around the house.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 212
Oregon native that loves the Pacific Northwest. Kyle has been in the wastewater industry for nearly a decade, having experience primarily with onsite wastewater systems. He has done his fair share of line cleans, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, troubleshoots, and RootX applications; not to mention, pumping septic tanks, jetting drainfields, and repairing D-Boxes. Kyle has dealt with roots at every stage of a treatment system and used RootX in many different applications. Being a certified Operations and Maintenance Provider and certified to do onsite wastewater system evaluations. Kyle possesses industry knowledge that is very beneficial. He loves the industry and loves working with others that are in the field. On his off time, Kyle enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Whether he is hunting black tail, rock hounding, fishing sturgeon, or hiking in the Cascades, you can trust Kyle is enjoying himself. Ashley, Kyle’s wife is also an Oregon native, them and their three children love the many activities in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Hello, I’m Kyle and I am very happy to help you with whatever you need. Please feel free to call or e-mail anytime with questions or needs! I look forward to partnering with you and for us all to grow together.
Phone: (800)844-4974 ext. 208