Patrick coordinates GLEC’s Microbiology Laboratory and provides outreach support for large and small water systems participating in EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Regulation. He has been a GLEC employee-owner since 1997. Patrick has a diversified background in biological sciences with an emphasis on water and air quality, and has 38 years of project management experience. He currently manages a variety of multi-phase, multidisciplinary projects for Federal, State, and local government agencies, as well as for local nonprofit water quality groups. He has extensive research experience in water quality monitoring, microbial assessments of recreational water quality, surface water nutrient criteria assessment, and multi-phase lake and watershed monitoring and management. Patrick has extensive laboratory and field research experience in the areas of terrestrial biology and air quality and previously coordinated numerous projects for the State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation while at the University of California, Riverside where he earned his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology..
GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.
GLEC's Columbus, OH laboratory is ADEQ accredited for Acute Toxicity and Chronic Toxicity testing.