Patrick was born and raised in Bailey, so he is one of the few true Colorado natives. He spent his younger years spending valuable time with his parents as well as enjoying motorcycles, camping and cooking. Patrick’s pride and joy is his wife and daughter. He remembers his mom as a strong woman who worked as a board member for Jefferson County. His father was a precision machinist for Martin Marietta and was a no-nonsense honest man.
Patrick grew up cutting trees. His first job was working for Asplundh felling large trees away from power lines in Keystone. A co-worker turned him on to Urban Forestry where he started his climbing career.
He enjoys the numerous facets the industry offers beyond climbing. He sees himself involved with the care and preservation of trees well beyond his climbing days. He sees his work as adaptable and rope access through Arboriculture opens the doors to other industries.
When Patrick isn’t at work, he’ll be spending time with his family riding bicycles/motorcycles, traveling Colorado and learning new trades.