Meet Some Of Our Team

owner at get bats out

Michael Koski

Owner & President

Michael started with Get Bats Out in 2007 after having worked for another bat removal company in Colorado. Michael thrives on solving complex bat removal problems and often takes the lead on large commercial projects. Along with satisfying clients, providing a safe and rewarding work environment for his employees is among Michael’s top priorities as the Owner & President of Get Bats Out. Outside of Get Bats Out, Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Michael Turpen

Regional Manager

Michael has been with Get Bats Out since 2008. As the Regional Manager, overseeing commercial project crews and working on commercial contract bidding are among Michael’s primary responsibilities. Michael enjoys the variety his role brings, from working onsite with a crew in one area of the country to video conferencing someone in another country. Outside of Get Bats Out, Michael enjoys watching and playing all kinds of sports. 

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Fred Weiss

Operations Manager

Fred has been with Get Bats Out since 2010. As the Operations Manager, a couple of his key responsibilities are assigning new inspections to technicians and preparing bat removal proposals for clients. Fred thrives on “getting things done,” particularly when business ramps up for Get Bats Out during the year’s warmer months. Fred’s main objectives in his role are ensuring company operations run seamlessly and resolving clients’ bat issues. Outside of Get Bats Out, Fred enjoys anything to do with the beach and boating (on his friend’s boat, of course!).

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Erika Thomas

Customer Service Manager

Erika has been with Get Bats Out since 2021. Before working with Get Bats Out, she owned a service-based business for 10 years and had other customer-facing positions that have given her the experience needed to help equip her team for success. As the Customer Service Manager, she trains her Customer Service Representatives to ensure that her customers get the help they need and a listening ear in a stressful situation, and she works along with the rest of the team to make sure that all the work behind-the-scenes takes place smoothly. Outside of Get Bats Out, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and biking, and cooking.

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Karen Stone

Accounts Manager

Karen has been with Get Bats Out since 2013. As the HR & Accounts Manager, Karen’s main responsibilities are payroll, accounts receivable & payable, bookkeeping, and insurance compliance. In her role, Karen’s goal is to contribute to the orderly back-end operations of Get Bats Out. Outside of Get Bats Out, Karen enjoys the outdoors – hiking, biking, you name it, she’s there!

senior technician at get bats out

John Nanoski

Senior Technician

John has been with Get Bats Out since 2012. As a Senior Technician, John’s primary responsibilities are to inspect clients’ homes, schedule and perform bat removal jobs, as well as support and supervise crews on commercial projects. Learning new skills obtained from other technicians’ experience is what John enjoys the most about his role.  John always aims to give customers the confidence to choose Get Bats Out to solve their bat problem. Outside of Get Bats Out, John enjoys hiking and woodworking.