Dick started his career as a private investigator in 1991 and one year later he founded Padic Investigations. He currently serves as the President of Padic, handling all of the day-to-day operations of the Company. Past education and experience includes a BA in Economics from Western Illinois University, three years in the military with the 1st Special Forces Group and several corporate sales positions within a variety of industries.
Dick currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Regents at North Central Texas College. He enjoys scuba diving with Patty around the world, occasionally racing his car, and long distance shooting.
In addition to being the majority owner of Padic, Patty also runs the company’s environmental division. Patty’s involvement in environmental investigation began 17 years ago working on Super Fund Sites in Texas. She has now run large-scale environmental investigations in 22 states. Patty holds a BBA from Southern Methodist University and stays active in the community as a division leader with United Way, a Commissioner on the Housing Authority Board and serving as president of the Butterfield Stage Community Theater.
Patty also travels with Dick for diving and exploration of the world. She is frequently with her grandchildren in Dallas and New Orleans.
Sarah A. Hess
Sarah has been working at Padic since graduating from LeTourneau University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology (exercise science). She is the office manager, a notary public, and a private process server certified by the State of Texas. When she is not working, she enjoys riding horses and playing golf.
Kim joined Padic in June 2015. She has a diverse background in marketing and administration, commercial real estate, and the oil and gas industry in small private companies to international corporations.