Pat was born on the family farm in the Gervais area, and grew up farming alongside his family and neighbors, many of whom are our customers. He began working for Ernst during High School, and has been here on and off ever since. He joined the U.S. Navy to serve his Country, and during his tour of duty, he learned the trade of Machinery Repairman. He earned his AA in Manufacturing from Chemeketa CC. He has an extensive background in fabrication and machining, including stints with Boeing and Mitchell Lewis & and Staver. Pat specializes in field fabrication and filter station construction, and is branching out into the role of Field Technician. Pat is involved with the Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association at Antique Powerland. His farm work ethic shows in everything he does!