Patrick is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied geography at John Moores University in Liverpool, England and started mountain biking there in 1992. Patrick lived in Vermont for 11 years, working for the Youth Conservation Corps and volunteering with several mountain bike clubs. He became Executive Director of the Vermont Mountain Bike Association in 2007, establishing access in the Green Mountain National Forest, furthering access on state land and presenting trainings to ski resorts. Upon moving to Prescott, AZ, Patrick worked for IMBA with the BLM, USFS, and city and county partners to develop trail networks in many communities around the southwest. Patrick currently works for IMBA as Donor Relations Manager, working nationally with a portfolio of private donors and philanthropic foundations, in order to secure resources to fulfill IMBA’s mission.