Patrick moved from his hometown in Decatur, Alabama to Nashville 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.
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 volunteers with the Harpeth River Watershed Association, Friends of Warner Parks, and Friends of Radnor Lake. He enjoys traveling, fly fishing and paddling Tennessee’s rivers, hunting, hiking in Tennessee’s beautiful state parks, and working out with friends. Patrick is the father of a rambunctious five year old German Shorthaired Pointer named Greyson and the extremely proud uncle of two adorable nieces.