K2C Wildlife Encounters, LLC started as a group of friends who all have an interest and experience in reptiles and other wildlife that some people find "scary". We started in our own neighborhoods offering to move snakes from yards as a community service. We each gained a reputation for being the local "snake person" and found it satisfying to be able to help those who called on us.
In 2020 Mark and Bonnie obtained their licenses to be official Nuisance Wildlife Control operators in VA. In 2021 we decided to become incorporated so that we could carry insurance. This led to the need for business licenses, websites, business bank account & fees, association dues, and other expenses we hadn't foreseen. So much for being completely free community service, right? So, we deliberately keep our fees just enough to cover those expenses. In late 2021, Bill began the process of getting his own wildlife control license so he could officially join us, too. In 2022, Joe obtained his Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator's license and joined the group. Most recently, Bonnie's daughter, Robyn, passed her WCO test! And - we have another team member working on her license to join us, too! That will make our team a group of 6 folks who are friends and share the same passion and mission.
So now, K2C Wildlife Encounters, LLC is able to serve most of northern VA offering advice and assistance to those who need us. We are different from other wildlife and pest control in that we KNOW snakes. Like, we REALLY know snakes. We understand their behaviors, we know what species are here, what their food sources are, where they like to dwell, and other insight that most wildlife control personnel do not have. We are passionate about these animals and will impart our collective wisdom to your situation and property. We hope that you will call us so that we can give you correct information, rather than the misinformation that some others may impart.
Mark Khosravi is a 25+ year veteran science teacher for Fairfax County ,teaching AP Environmental Science, Biology and Geosystems. Mark does have reptiles in his classroom and co-hosts a herpetology club for his students. In addition, he was a park naturalist for Fairfax County Parks at Walney Nature Center, and is a Master Naturalist. He has been a martial arts instructor, and competed in competitions. He is an instructor for NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association)'s Venomous Snake Handling course for wildlife control operators and is an approved instructor for the AES Venomous Snake Safety certification course. He is a licensed Wildlife Control Operator in VA and the US Virgin Islands. Mark lives in Clifton, and can respond to calls almost anywhere in NoVA, but focuses on Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria.
Bonnie Keller is a 27 year veteran middle and high school science teacher, and has taught Life, Physical, Earth and Ocean sciences. She currently teaches in Fairfax County - but previously in other school systems. She operated VA Reptile Rescue for 17 years (a shelter/rescue for exotic reptile pets), and has been doing snake relocation for 20 years, as well as consulting for people who have had snake issues in their homes. She has been an assistant instructor for NWCOA's Venomous Snake Handling course for wildlife control operators, and is an approved instructor for the AES Venomous Snake Safety certification course. She is a licensed Wildlife Control Operator in VA and the US Virgin Islands. Bonnie lives in Woodbridge, and can respond to calls almost anywhere in NoVA, but focuses on eastern Prince William, southern Fairfax, Stafford and Fauquier.
Bill Crisp has worked in the technology consulting field for the last 22 years. Outside of work, he is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast with a love for wildlife, especially reptiles! Bill is very involved within his community and loves promoting awareness about the importance of local reptile species and other wildlife. He has recently gotten started in Wildlife Rehabilitation! Bill has been working with snakes and other reptiles for over 20 years and is an approved instructor for the AES Venomous Snake Safety certification course. He is a licensed Wildlife Control Operator in VA and the US Virgin Islands. Before joining K2C Wildlife, he owned a small reptile business (Crisp B Creatures). Bill lives in Bristow, and can respond to calls almost anywhere in NoVA, but focuses on Western Prince William, including Warrenton, Gainesville, Haymarket, and Manassas.
Joe Buckley has more than 27 years of engineering and project management experience. In his spare time, Joe enjoys working with wildlife and has been keeping reptiles since a child. Born and raised in the DMV, Joe has great familiarity with the local species of reptiles and other wildlife. Joe is a certified Wildlife Control Operator (WCO) in VA and the US Virgin Islands and is committed to saving local wildlife while at the same time educating community members about wildlife management. Joe lives in Gainesville, and can respond to calls almost anywhere in NoVA; however, focuses on Western Prince William County and central Fauquier County, including Broad Run, Warrenton, Gainesville, Haymarket, and Manassas.