Pat was born in Odessa but took one trip to see a friend at SWT and he never left San Marcos. He has been a volunteer water monitor with the River Rangers for 19 years, monitoring the confluence of the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers. That alone would be enough to call him a Friend of the River. But then Pat was approached to replace a retiring board member from the Edwards Aquifer Authority Board. Pat decided to run and has been serving in this position for 11 years
A highlight of his work there was the successful banning of a carcinogenic substance, coal tar sealants used on parking lots. The work continues to try to ban it statewide.
He has also spearheaded the current EAA campaign to plug abandoned wells so they don’t become pathways for pollution. He quickly became a rising star at EAA, elected to the Executive Committee and then appointed to serve as Chairman of the Aquifer Management and Planning Committee. His fellow board members say his commitment, passion and reasonableness makes him a valuable representative for Hays County and just as important, to the Edwards Aquifer region. He has been a true Friend of the River, and we appreciate all his service. Being an EAA board member is a lot of work, and purely voluntary, just like being a River Ranger. Thank you Pat for all these decades of great work!