Patrick moved to Nashville from his hometown in Decatur, Alabama in 2007 to attend Lipscomb University, where he earned his B.A. in Law, Justice, and Society and his M.A. in Conflict Management. Prior to joining Leadership Tennessee in September 2015, Patrick worked for DS Consulting in Portland, Oregon as a co-facilitator on public engagement projects for the Bureau of Land Management. He maintains a conflict management consulting practice in Tennessee and Alabama where his work focuses on helping businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals, and communities turn difficult moments and issues into opportunities for growth and development.
In his role as Community Engagement Facilitator at Leadership Tennessee, Patrick brings experience in public engagement, conflict management, and dynamic group facilitation to support the Signature Program and Community Engagement Program efforts across the state.
Patrick enjoys traveling, hiking, running, fly fishing, hunting, paddling Tennessee’s beautiful rivers, and working out with friends. He volunteers with the Harpeth Conservancy, Friends of Warner Parks, Friends of Radnor Lake, and is an active member of West End United Methodist Church.
Patrick lives in Nashville with a rambunctious six year old German Shorthaired Pointer named Greyson and is the extremely proud uncle of two adorable nieces.