Thorn Pest Solutions, Pleasant Grove
BORN: Ridgecrest, Calif.
Kevin Thorn is a distinctive entrepreneur. He is a certified entomologist (one of very few in the state of Utah), a graduate of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program, and the founder of Thorn Pest Solutions, which has grown more than 550 percent in the past eight years.
The WHITE Talking “At work I am mostly easy-going, hard working and non-confrontational. I am a visionary leader. I like change and finding better ways to do things — and then leading others to that vision.”
First Job “Cleaning my father’s dental office every day throughout high school. I was 16. I cleaned either at night or at 5 a.m. before early morning seminary in Texas.”
Tackling Disagreements “I like to hear disagreements at work. It means people feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and opinions, and it creates an atmosphere where people feel heard and the best ideas are not hid away.”
Key To Success “Constant learning and improvement. I strongly believe self study and learning is the key to my success. To be successful, you must bring value to the marketplace. The best way to do that is to be an expert.”