Challenging Wildlife, Professional Solutions
Mission Statement: Trifecta Wildlife Services, LLC provides professional solutions to Kentuckians experiencing residential, farm, commercial, or municipal wildlife issues. We understand the stress of wildlife issues and intend to provide our clients with complete peace of mind. Our clients are assured professional services grounded in an ethical, science-based, and adaptive approach.
About Trifecta Wildlife
Trifecta Wildlife Services, LLC is an independently owned and operated family business providing professional wildlife services locally in Lexington-Fayette County and the surrounding Central Kentucky Bluegrass region since 2014.
We strive to provide responsible services that maintain a positive environmental ethic for our valued wildlife populations. Our methods in resolving wildlife issues are science-based, progressive, and adaptive. Our techniques are effective in protecting our customers’ properties and health while sound wildlife management services are not compromised.
About the Owner, Chad Soard
Owner and Operator Chad Soard is a wildlife biologist who has committed his professional life to studying, conserving, managing, and engaging with our valued wildlife resources. In addition to professionally resolving wildlife issues, he has had diverse professional experiences including research on the interactions between Carolina Chickadees and their avian predators [view publication], completing biological surveys for bats and birds in advance of development projects, and managing invasive wild pigs and wildlife permitting as a state agency biologist.
Hi there from Chad! I’ve lived in Lexington with my wife Erin and two children since 2008 and can never imagine leaving this amazing city I proudly call home! It’s an absolute blessing to live a passion out as a career serving others. Growing this business to serve central Kentucky residents, businesses, other organizations, and the amazing team we employ well is a paramount priority that we hope is apparent in all we do.
About Our Awesome Team of Specialists
My name is Tim Stephan and I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. I went to Tates Creek schools and grew up a big Kentucky sports fan. I have been married to Jessica for 20 years and we have four kids Isaiah, Jackson, Elle and Owen. We’re a very active family and you can routinely see us at our kids sporting events and we love to travel. I love spending time with my family and love nature, coffee and sports! If I’m not at a sporting event, you can probably find me working on our old farm house fixer upper!
I have been with Trifecta since 2017 as a Wildlife Damage Management Specialist. I have loved working outdoors, developing relationships with new families, engaging with the wildlife and making aesthetically pleasing repairs to your home. I have always loved working with my hands and fixing things. I have experience in roofing, landscaping and carpentry and remodeling my own home! I always remember growing up being fascinated with how to build things whether with Lincoln logs, Legos or helping my dad build something.
I spent my college years at Centre College and graduated in 1999 with a Psychology Major. I played basketball for Centre as well and really enjoyed my experience there. I lead the conference in 3 point shooting percentage in 1998. After college, I worked as an assistant to the County Attorney in Nicholasville, KY. I learned a lot about law and people during that time but felt pulled in a different direction in working with people. I worked with students in Fayette County school system for a few years and began volunteering as a student leader at Crossroads Church. After a few months as a student leader, I was offered a job at Crossroads. I spent 16 years as Pastor of Youth at Crossroads Christian Church and helped lead and build a ministry of over 130 middle school students and 40 plus leaders. I love to meet people where they are, and help them move to their next step in their lives.
I have really enjoyed my transition into working with wildlife. I’m passionate about serving and developing relationships with and helping people. So it was an easy transition for me because at Trifecta one of our cornerstones as a company is to serve you well as if you were family. I had a client recently say to me as I was finishing up a job at their home, “Oh no! You are practically family now! We will miss you!!!” Nothing means more to me than hearing that from a client. As we spend time catching animals and doing repairs on your home, we really do develop daily communication and get to know you on a much more personal level!
I absolutely love driving around in my truck and seeing Lexington and the surrounding counties in a whole new way. I’ve also really enjoyed experiencing the four beautiful seasons of weather you get in Lexington in a whole new way. I get to buy tools for my job and work with great teammates who really value people and serving them well. I really believe in this career long-term as it allows such flexibility so I can be there for my wife and kids. If you see the white Trifecta truck with the full wrap all the way up to the front doors, you know it’s me probably sipping coffee, listening to sports and looking forward to my next detective work at someone’s home!
Hello all, my name is Rob Wilson and I’m a Wildlife Damage Management Specialist at Trifecta, and a certified NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Control Operator. I was born and raised in central Kentucky, happily married to my wife Tiffany, and a proud father to our two boys. I’m a former Elementary Art Teacher who enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with family. My wife Tiffany and I met in middle school and got married while attending the University of the Cumberlands together. I value empathy, authenticity, and transparency.
Hello! I’m Kevin Mims, a Wildlife Damage Management Specialist at Trifecta Wildlife that specializes in ground trapping and sharpshooting. I’m the Father of 5 grown children and 1 grand daughter. I enjoy volunteering and working with young people through several organizations such as First Tee – Greater Lexington, Kentucky Golf Coaches Association, and was a High School Girls Golf Coach for 18 years. My background is in construction, aviation, and software development. My hobbies are golf, shooting, and spending as much time with his family as I can.
Being involved with Trifecta Wildlife is a great opportunity to be around people that are growing professionally and personally and very dedicated to excellence, so that our clients are well served. It is a privilege to work with such a fine group!
My name is Clay Smitson, I was born and raised on a farm in Jessamine County, Kentucky. After serving on active duty in the U.S. Army I attended Eastern KY University then graduated with a degree in Wildlife Biology. I became a wildlife biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, and retired at the end of 2021 with 28 years of service.
In early 2022 I began working with Trifecta Wildlife Services in the hopes of continuing my service to people using the knowledge and skills I have acquired along the way. I am enjoying meeting new clients, and serving them well by helping them through an issue in their home that can be very stressful. I take pride in my level of craftsmanship and attention to quality outcomes.
I have been married to my wife Marlene for 23 years, and we have two children, Anna and Sam. The outdoors have always been my favorite environment both for working and for spending free time. I am a lifelong hunter and angler, and enjoy canoeing and hiking with my family.
Why Choose Trifecta Wildlife?
You can rest assured that your phone calls and service visits will be courteously and professionally handled by Chad Soard and the Trifecta Team; have confidence in who is answering your call and providing services. Demand knowledgeable, personal, honest, and reliable services, contact Chad today to discuss your wild animal issue.