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.

Luke Baker
CEO, President

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.

Jackie Brackman
Director of Laboratory Operations

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.

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.

Betty Wellman

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

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.

Chris Eidson
Education Specialist

Chris Eidson has been employed at Brookside Laboratories since January 2017.  He has both a B.S. (2013) and M.S. (2015) from the Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resource (soil resources and environmental sustainability).  Chris is also a post candidacy PhD student at OSU.  Chris’ primary responsibilities include various research projects, data analysis, and technical support to the network of independent consultants associated with Brookside.

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