Leesburg, GA July 25, 2010 – SCRT will be launching another regional chapter in mid-October 2010.  Bill Raley of ServPro Greater Orlando has agreed to act as chapter President for the new Florida chapter.  This will be SCRT’s 12th chapter.

“One of SCRT’s major goals is to open chapters throughout the country in areas that are not being served by other regional trade associations” stated Gary Glenn, SCRT President.  “The camaraderie created and benefits gained by being involved with an International Trade Association are invaluable to professional cleaners and restorers. We know from experience that sharing ideas and experiences with your peers is helpful for all involved.”

Other SCRT chapters include:
  • Central Michigan
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri-Kansas
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Northeast Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Southern Ohio
  • Tennessee
In addition, at the annual membership meeting held at Connections in Clearwater, Florida, SCRT elected two new Board Members. The members voted overwhelmingly for Cara Agerbeck and Rachel Adams. “Both of these hard-working women make a great addition to the SCRT Board of Directors, and we all look forward to working together with them,” said President Gary Glenn.

Although there are some obvious similarities in their professional backgrounds, each brings a unique perspective to the Board. Obviously, being women in a historically male-dominated industry brings challenges. But neither of these dedicated professionals has ever been known for letting that get in the way.

Rachel Adams lives in the Indianapolis, IN area, and Cara Agerbeck currently calls Atlanta, GA home. Rachel is the President of Indoor Environmental Management, has 20 years experience in the environmental microbiology / remediation industries.

She holds a B.S. both Environmental Health Sciences from Purdue University and Medical Technology and is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (A.S.C.P.). She is a member of AIHA, ACGIH, ASCR, ASCP and is a past member of the Board of Directors for SCRT and IICRC.  She was a Core Committee Member in developing the S520 and also the 3rd revision of the S500.

Rachel has had many articles published and has also been an expert witness in many mold cases.  She has extensive education and experience in mitigating water losses as well as residential buildings that have had water intrusions resulting in secondary mold damage that often causes health effects to the occupants. Rachel is consistently regarded as one of the best instructors in the industry.

Cara Agerbeck has been involved in the cleaning and restoration industry for over 15 years. For almost 10 years, she worked for Mayhem & Mishaps, Inc, a restoration and remediation business in Columbia SC. While there, Cara managed all business activities for the large restoration company and supervised major water losses and mold remediation projects and met with customers and insurance adjusters.

From 2004-2006 Cara worked for Dri-Eaz University where she taught Water Damage Restoration and Introduction to S520 courses to professionals around the country. In 2006 Cara was hired as Regional Manager for Jon-Don, Inc. at the Atlanta, GA location. In July of 2010, Cara accepted a position with Abatement Technologies in Suwanee, GA.

Ms. Agerbeck is an IICRC Master Fire and Smoke Restorer and Master Water Restorer since 1997 and OSHA HAZMAT certified since 2002.  Cara holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University - Columbia, SC and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Southern Wesleyan University – Columbia, SC.

For more information about chapters, access the SCRT website, www.scrt.org or call 800.949.4728.