Our Team

Cridder Ridder is a professional certified, licensed, and insured pest control and wildlife removal company, servicing the greater Kansas City region. 

We strive for the highest level of customer service. When you call, our receptionist will answer the phone, discuss your problem, and give you a price estimate. One of our certified technicians will arrive at your property within the desired appointment time, in a well identified company truck.

Our goal is to solve your problem, whether it be spiders in your house, squirrels in your attic, mice in your kitchen or any other pest/wildlife issue.


Matt has been the owner of Cridder Ridder for the past 5 years.  He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Kansas State University in Biology.  He also is licensed and certified in Wildlife Removal and Pest Management.  Matt’s favorite part of the job is inspecting houses and using clues to figure out what animal is entering the house and where the hole is.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and new baby, attending church, and playing volleyball and disc golf.


Missy has 20+ years of customer service experience and has been the office manager for Cridder Ridder since 2016.  Despite having a fear of most wildlife, she is very knowledgeable on the critters around the Kansas City area.  She takes pride in being honest and fair with all of our customers.  She lives in Belton and enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and grandchildren.  

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Michael is the Director of Field Operations for Cridder Ridder.  He joined our team in 2018 with a background in customer service and experience in the Army.  Michael is NWCOA certified for bat evictions and is our lead “Batman”.  In his free time, he enjoys weightlifting, rock climbing/rappelling, traveling, long walks on the beach and drinking long island iced tea.  Michael’s favorite animal is the jaguar.

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Andrew has been a technician with Cridder Ridder since 2018, and has a BA degree in Political Science and Communications.  His favorite parts of the job are getting to drive all around town, be on rooftops with great views, and deal with wild animals.  In his free time, Andrew enjoys hiking, art, video game design, weightlifting, hanging out with friends and eating BBQ.

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Mason is a 2017 graduate from University of Central Missouri with a degree in Wildlife Biology.  Since graduation, he has worked in animal welfare and is now enjoying is new role as a wildlife technician with Cridder Ridder.  His areas of expertise are amphibians and reptiles and he enjoys educating customers on these lesser-known animals.  Mason lives in Independence with his fiancé and dogs.


Dylan grew up in the woods and developed an admiration for wildlife at a very young age.  He has a minor in Natural History from Pittsburg State University and is in the Army Reserves.  His favorite part of the job is having new challenges every day, and working for people to help put their minds at ease.  Dylan enjoys all things outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, etc.  He spends most of his time with his wife and cat, finding adventures to go on.