Stone Environmental announces promotion of Patterson

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Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:31am -- Denise Sortor

Stone Environmental, a national leader in GIS-based spatial analysis and web application development, is excited to announce the promotion of Barbara Patterson to Service Line Lead of Stone’s Geospatial & Data Solutions team. “We are thrilled to advance someone as talented as Barb,” said John Hanzas, Stone’s president. “Barb has been instrumental to Stone’s success. This promotion is a testament to her hard work and dedication. She is unique in her ability to solve problems and create innovative geospatial and data management solutions.” Barb has been an integral member of the Stone team since 1999, managing numerous complex projects to serve the diverse needs of our clients in the agricultural, health, and environmental sectors. Within her role as Senior Database and Applications Developer, Barb modernized Stone’s internal data management systems, as well as designed a wide variety of custom web-based and desktop relational database solutions for clients to collect, manage, and extract knowledge from data.

Over the past five years, Barb has worked in close coordination with the Vermont Water Quality Partnership to develop the Agricultural Best Management Practice (AgBMP) Multi-Partner Geospatial Database Application (Vermont Partner Database), a secure, shared, web-based mapping database and reporting platform to plan and track agricultural BMP implementation efforts in Vermont. Barb also drove the development of the Farm Phosphorus Reduction Planner Tool (Farm-PREP), a streamlined, user-friendly web application integrated with the APEX model. Designed to aid farmers, technical crop consultants, and stakeholders in evaluating the impacts of field-level best management practices on farm scale phosphorus loss reductions, Farm-PREP also allows users to identify opportunities for modification in their field operations to help achieve water quality improvement targets on the watershed scale.

“I’m highly confident that Barb’s new role will allow us to further establish the GDS team at Stone as a leader in spatial analysis, data visualization, and web application development, providing our clients with actionable information for making informed decisions,” said Mike Winchell, Stone’s vice president.

Barb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Spanish from Bucknell University and an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the Evergreen State College. She lives with her husband, two sons, and two dogs in Calais, Vermont.