Patrick is dedicated to excellence in leadership and operations within the nonprofit community. Prior to joining the CSR team and founding PSL Consultants, Patrick worked in the museum world, in particular in the public horticulture community. In his more than 25 years crisscrossing the country in leadership roles at varied institutions, he has learned the myriad ways diverse institutions can serve the needs of the public in balance with their unique missions.
Known as a creator of solutions, he has delighted in the opportunity to learn about the challenges each institution faces and work collaboratively with the board, staff, volunteers, and community to develop and implement strategic and operational plans to further realize its potential. In this time, he developed expertise in fundraising, board development, program creation, and organizational change. He has served on the board of directors for the American Public Gardens Association and is a Peer Reviewer for the Accreditation Program for the American Alliance of Museums.
Patrick graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Horticulture and a Minor in Psychology, and from the Longwood Graduate Program at the University of Delaware with a MS in Public Horticulture Administration and a Certificate in Museum Studies. He also holds a Certificate in Fundraising and Philanthropy from St. Norbert College. Patrick loves to cook and along with his wife Ana, has four children, and lives in the greater Charlotte, NC region. They can be found working in their garden in their free time.