Scott is the Founder of Forte Commercial Cleaning.
Before starting Forte, Scott was the Area Developer for Anago of Tulsa, Anago of Utah, and Anago of San Diego. Scott also was a Jani-King Unit Franchise Owner.
Prior to working in the commercial cleaning industry, Scott did research in Molecular Epidemiology at Northern Arizona University.
This work culminated in the award of a patent for his work in the use of Variable Number Tandem Repeats (VNTR) within inter-genetic regions of M. Tuberculosis as a method of determining possible transmission routes of tuberculosis. In addition, he was the first-author in an article in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology which has been cited in over 40 other peer-journal publications.
He resides in San Diego, California with his wife Melissa and four children. His hobbies include piano, chess, running, and soccer. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Mr. Contreras was born in Carmel, California, but raised in Monterrey, Mexico where he lived for 20 years. He graduated from I.T.E.S.M. (Tec of Monterrey) with a degree in Business Administration and Management.
Eric started his professional career in the retail and wholesale business, gaining such valuable experience that eventually made him a business consultant with an International Firm that oversaw projects in 3 different continents.
Having acquired immense business experience, the natural reaction for Eric was to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. He founded and managed a successful tour operating company, that when it got sold had 5 established branches in between the U. S. and Mexico that generated annual gross sales of 2 million USD.
For the last 7 years, Eric has been an active player and has identified the potential the cleaning industry has to offer, by being involved in the operations and management of commercial cleaning franchisors.
Among achievements are the increase in the number of franchises by 120% and a similar result in signed commercial cleaning accounts, which were eventually passed along to the franchises.
Mr. Fauset is a founding partner of the Forte organization in the State of Utah.
He began as the tax matters partner and later became a managing member and has served as Director since May 2005.
Jasper is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arizona and is a graduate from Northern Arizona University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and a Minor in Spanish.
He spent 5 years working in Public Accounting at small and mid-sized firms in Denver, Colorado and Flagstaff, Arizona, specializing in both Audit and Tax.
Jasper also specializes in business formation and management and currently directs unit franchise sales for Forte of Utah.
Born to forward-thinking parents and raised with an older sister in western Canada, Serah enjoyed a very diverse education: from public school to a faith-based learning center; from an exclusive private boarding school to a liberal arts college in Oregon.
After receiving an associate of arts degree, Serah worked in wildly differing industries in Vancouver, British Columbia, like managing the night shift at a bagelry, and later installing firestop insulation in wood-frame constructions.
On a whim, Serah visited Mexico with friends in 1991 and ended up staying for over a decade. First, she found work at a time share, then she ran the Los Cabos destination for a Canadian charter airline, and finally she ran a successful wedding organization service.
She moved to San Diego in 2004 with her daughter to begin life anew. After attending university for a year, Serah was hired at Forte on a part-time basis, but was promoted within 6 months to Regional Director, running the entire San Diego operation.
She lives in Carlsbad with husband Greg, and 4 daughters. And that’s why she knows how to clean some serious sh*t!
"As always, dependable, thorough, perfectionist about the work..."