Paleontological Field Director

Patrick Gillespy is a paleontological monitor with John Minch and Associates, with experience in geologic fieldwork and paleontological mitigation monitoring. He began his focus in paleontology by volunteering at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. There he has been working with museum staff in the vertebrate paleontology laboratory. He has learned techniques involved with cataloging, collecting, identifying, and preparing/preserving vertebrate fossil material. Patrick received his M.S. in Geology from California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2018.


  • B.S. Geology, California State University, Northridge, 2013
  • M.S. Geology, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2018