Pat has been the Drainage and Wetlands Engineer on the National Water Quality and Quantity Technical Development Team since 1996. He has over thirty years of experience in irrigation, drainage, and related sciences. His career began in the Flagstaff, AZ Field Office as an Engineering Technician. He later moved Indio, CA to serve as Field Office Engineer and Area Irrigation Engineer, and to Oregon where he served as Area Engineer in Baker, Oregon, and then as Oregon State Irrigation Engineer in Portland.
Pat holds a BS in Watershed-Hydrology from the University of Arizona, and a BS in Agricultural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon.