04 October 2010

Meet Shelby Hawkins - a Tucson force of nature!

Today I am delighted to introduce you to Shelby Hawkins, the 5th in our series of "Team Tucson," the people who make Tucson a great place to live. Do you remember the totem pole that was posted on September 19? Shelby is the founder of 5 Star Pest Control and the "guardian" of that totem pole. She protects it as part of her bond with the totem's carver, a man who was a little bit of a guardian angel to her and her family when she was just getting started in business.

Shelby is remarkable - she is the inventor of a unique process to eradicate pests and her firm was hired by Raytheon to tackle a particularly difficult project on an ecologically sensitive atoll in the Pacific (read all about it on the company website). Businesswoman, mother, inventor, pilot, and dog lover. Here is Shelby with her sweetie, Sweet Pea.


  1. Sweet Pea looks just like my loving, sweet little mix who passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 15 1/2. I loved her. This is a sweet portrait.

  2. What a woman to have done all that! Great picture.