What is your background?

My background is in Geology, Environmental Geoscience and Geographical Information Science.

What kinds of projects have you completed in the past ten years?

My primary tasks currently are performing Phase I and II ESA’s, subsurface site investigations and construction and industrial stormwater services. Other tasks of mine include noise studies and asbestos and lead investigations. In the past, my projects included: quarry audits, ledge and quality sampling, earthworks testing, geotechnical/construction engineering laboratory work, audio/video surveying and geotechnical drilling work on major roads.

What are three career lessons you have learned?
  • If you truly want something, you will always find a way to acquire it.
  • Never give up, whenever life drags you down always find a way to get back on top.
  • Always ask questions, no matter how silly they seem.
What is something that you would consider one of your greatest professional accomplishments?

Honestly, my greatest professional accomplishment thus far has been obtaining my position at Metric. I graduated from Ball State during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of my fellow graduates were unable to find a job since the economy was hit hard, and it is still being greatly affected today. My goal was to always work hard and push myself and my understanding of this field. I am very fortunate that the hard work and dedication paid off and allowed me to acquire a full-time position in my field of study.

Name two things our clients can expect when working with you?
  • Honesty
  • Professionalism
What is your personal mantra?

The Secret is Effort (T.S.I.E). It was the saying for my high school football team. The amount of effort you put into anything is the amount of reward you get out of it. Little effect means little reward, large effort means large reward.

What professional values are most important to you?
  • Professionalism
  • Self-motivation
  • Dependability and responsibility
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Adaptability
  • A strong work ethic
You are happiest when?

I am happiest after a long day’s work, spending time with loved ones around a campfire. Anytime I can be out in nature, exploring this earth, I feel energized and connected.

Fun facts about Patrick:

During my first internship, each weekend I traveled home to build a dining room table with my grandpa and, my now, wife. We made the table out of old pine rafters we were able to keep from an old carpentry factory that my grandpa used to work at. It is one of my best memories, and that dining room table will stay in our house forever.