Patrick was born in Alexandria, Virginia, growing up just outside of the Nation’s Capital. He earned dual degrees in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis, as well as Spanish from Virginia Tech. After studying abroad in Ecuador, he has made it his goal to get out and see as much of the world as possible, spending time exploring the American West, Ecuador, and Iceland. While living and working in Utah as a Ski Patroller, Patrick enjoys skiing, mountain biking, cooking out with friends, and doing the crossword puzzle with a cup of coffee. Working in the past as a swim coach and leading volunteer trail work programs, he has developed a passion for engaging people and making strong personal connections. Patrick sees working outdoors as a way to make a meaningful and direct impact with the world we live in.