I have known the Patterson family now over 30 years, and have watched their son, Luke, grow from a teenager into a mature, responsible adult, a family man, and a leader in his church and community. His father, a Lutheran pastor, and his mother, have clearly installed in him an ethic and a sense of integrity that he has carried into his profession.
I followed Mr. Patterson from his days as a student in my classes at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, first as a teacher, and then as a friend. During these years, I have grown to admire him for his enthusiasm, his sense of adventure, his dedication to seeing things through to the end, and above all, his delightful, friendly and loyal personality. I would imagine that in the world of civil investigation, it is rare that one finds such a person as Luke Patterson who embodies all of these qualities.
Ernst F. Tonsing, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Religion and Greek California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, California