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Aaron Patten joined the National Sporting Library & Museum as its Facilities Manager in 2013. Patten oversees the physical operations of the structures and the 6-acre campus. His primary focus is to assess, up-date, and implement standards and procedures for preventative maintenance and overall improvement of the facilities and their internal environments.
Patten has spent decades in commercial and residential construction and the service trades. He earned a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Science – Aviation Maintenance, from State University of New York. He holds a valid Virginia Class A contractor’s license, Federal Aeronautics Administration Airframe and Power Plant licenses and has taken numerous industry courses. Patten has worked and traveled throughout the United States, Africa, Europe, Central and South America. He lived in Germany for over two years and has managed construction and/or humanitarian projects in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Zambia and in Biloxi, Mississippi, following Hurricane Katrina. Patten lives with his wife, Joyce, in Amissville, Virginia, and is an avid hunter and fisherman.