Brian Patterson has been a resident of Manson, Washington since 2014. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1984 and a doctorate degree in chemistry in 1990. Brian then undertook a 25 year career as an environmental consultant specializing in air quality, human health risk assessment, and regulatory compliance. Since full retirement in 2015, he has served on the boards of numerous environmental and community service/advocacy nonprofits and co-founded a glass recycling nonprofit in the city of Chelan. He enjoys hiking, biking, motorcycling, and photography.