Promotion of Pat Britton to Regional Manager

      June 25, 2020


Pat Britton

We’re excited to announce the promotion of Pat Britton to Regional Manager!


In this expanded role, Pat will spearhead HELIX’s continued growth in Northern California, increasing the depth and breadth of services we provide to our clients and teaming partners in that region. Pat will lead our Sacramento County (Folsom) and Placer County (Roseville) office teams for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, biological resource studies, cultural resource management, landscape architecture, and regulatory permitting services. Pat will report to HELIX Chief Executive Officer, Mike Schwerin.


“The growth that we’ve seen in this region has really been astounding,” said Mike Schwerin, Chief Executive Officer.  “I’m excited to have Pat’s leadership to continue the high-quality service to which our clients have become accustomed, and to also expand our services.”


Transitioning to self-employment to enjoy more time with family, HELIX’s founder and current Northern California Regional Manager, Dave Claycomb will remain accessible to our clients and will continue to work closely with Pat and the rest of the HELIX team.


About Pat Britton
Prior to his new role of Regional Manager, Pat Britton joined HELIX as Office Principal working from the Placer County office and overseeing the firm’s biological resources and environmental compliance programs for the Northern California region. This included overseeing the biology and regulatory groups and managing mitigation monitoring programs, biological assessments (for both the Federal and California Endangered Species Acts), and resource impact evaluations for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental compliance documents. Pat has many years of specialized experience with wetland restoration and enhancement. He has managed the preparation and processing of Section 404/10 permit applications (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Section 401 water quality certification applications (Regional Water Quality Control Board), permit applications for Coastal Zone Management and McAteer Petris Act compliance (San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission), and Section 1602 Agreements (California Department of Fish & Wildlife). With over 19 years of professional experience, Pat has completed environmental compliance documents, permits, and technical reports for a variety of clients and project types throughout California, Nevada, and Utah. Pat has extensive experience leading teams and managing complex projects, ensuring that appropriate entitlements are received in a timely manner and within budget, and helping clients to navigate applicable local, state, and federal regulations.


Please join us in celebrating these milestones!  To reach Pat, please email him at or call 916-397-2201, and to reach Dave, please email him at or call 619-992-4117.