Mr. Johnston has been the database manager and website developer for the National Ocean Economics Program since 2003. His background includes over 25 years as a software consultant with major Silicon Valley computer manufacturers including Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems, designing and building interactive information systems. For the past 15 years, he has specialized in interactive internet applications with relational databases. Prior to his consulting business, Pat was a programmer and information systems specialist for Stanford University and Santa Rosa Junior College, and taught classes at local community colleges. Mr. Johnston received his B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of West Florida and has completed Computer Science courses at U.C. Berkeley.