Keegan spent his childhood as free labor for various research projects at the Shields' Cornell lab and escaped to the Marine Corps at 18. He has a background in technology commercialization, business operations, and finance.
Tony brings 30 years of nematode rearing expertise to Persistent BioControl and is responsible for many of the innovations that have made it possible. He manages the company's supply chain and production.
Elson discovered persistent biocontrol nematodes and pioneered their use in agriculture. He retired in 2022 after 36 years as a professor in the Dept. of Entomology at Cornell University and received the 2018 NYS IPM award for his nematode research.