DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
In his work at Leadership Tennessee, Patrick brings experience in public engagement, conflict management, and dynamic group facilitation to lead the Community Engagement Program that convenes Leadership Tennessee members and communities around action-oriented conversations on issues of statewide importance. He also leads the organization’s work to expand Leadership Tennessee’s newest program, Vote Tennessee, across the state in an effort to increase Tennessee’s population of registered voters and provide Tennesseans with high-quality, personalized election information.
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 conflict management training, and helping businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, individuals, and communities turn difficult moments into opportunities for growth and development.
Patrick loves being outside hiking, running, fly fishing, hunting, paddling Tennessee’s beautiful rivers, competing in triathlons, and working out with friends. He volunteers with the Harpeth Conservancy, Friends of Radnor Lake, and is an active member of West End United Methodist Church where he serves on the Administrative Board.
He lives in Nashville with a rambunctious six-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named Greyson and is the extremely proud uncle of three adorable nieces.