Staff

Brookside Laboratories prides itself in providing outstanding customer service. If you have a question or would like additional information, feel free to contact a member of our professional staff below.

Mark Flock
CEO, President

Mark Flock has been employed at Brookside Laboratories since 1983 and as President since 2009. He has a M. S. in Soil Science and B. S. in Agronomy. Mark serves on national and international scientific advisory boards.

Luke Baker
Agronomist/ Laboratory Specialist

Luke Baker has been employed at Brookside Laboratories since January 2009. He has a B.S. in Agriculture from Wilmington College (2003), a M.S. in Agronomy (Soil Fertility, 2005) from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Agronomy (Soil and Environmental Chemistry, 2008) from Kansas State University. Luke’s responsibilities at Brookside Laboratories include consultant training, various research projects, investigating new laboratory methods, data analysis, and technical support. Luke also serves on various scientific committees and advisory boards.

Allen Metzger
CFO / IT Manager

Allen Metzger has been employed at Brookside Laboratories since 1997. He graduated from Bluffton University in 1994 with a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics. Responsibilities include laboratory software design, database administration, consultant software design, and consultant computing support.

Greg Meyer
Agricultural Lab Manager

Greg Meyer graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Agriculture in 1993 and has been with Brookside Laboratories since 1996. Responsibilities include management of the ag department, including testing on animal feeds, manures, limes, fertilizers, plant tissue and water.

Kari Long
Env. Services Manager

Kari graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Master’s Degree in Biology in 2002. Prior to joining Brookside Laboratories Inc. in March of 2009, Kari has worked in various laboratories performing pre-clinical testing, analytical chemistry, and supervisory duties. Her responsibilities at Brookside Laboratories Inc. include management of the environmental services laboratory, quality control, EPA certification maintenance, sample analysis, and customer service.

Jackie Brackman
Soils Lab Manager

Jackie graduated from The University of Dayton with a B.S. in Biology in 1999. Before joining Brookside in 2005, she worked in an environmental laboratory. Jackie's responsibilities at Brookside Laboratories, Inc. include management of the soils department, maintaining the laboratory's current A2LA certification in Geotechnical/Putting Green Materials, management of the Geotechnical laboratory, customer service, sample analysis, special projects, and quality control.

Betty Wellman

  • Receptionist
  • Environmental Reporting and Invoicing/Pricing
  • Conference Coordinator Assistant
  • Payroll/Issue stock/APHIS/Secretary

Marta Hegemier

  • Soils and Geotech Worksheet Entry, Billing
  • University Projects Coordinator
  • New Consultants Start Up and Sponsor/Mentor Administrator
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Training School Coordinator

Leandra Searfoss

  • Accounting Manager
  • Ag Department Worksheet input
  • Ag Department Invoicing

Pat Geib

  • Environmental sample log in
  • Environmental supplies and bottle prep
  • BLI Supplies Shipping
  • Environmental testing

John McGuire
Technology Specialist

John McGuire is responsible for providing technical support related to data management and precision turf and agricultural technology. He has been providing support for the Brookside consultant network since 2003. John possesses a diverse mixture of experience and education in the fields of Management Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. John’s primary responsibility has been to construct and support a system that creates efficiency for the implementation of technology related to agronomic crop and soil management.

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