Pat spent his childhood cultivating his love for plants and animals by helping his father with landscaping and spending time in nature as an Eagle Scout. His passion for the outdoors means that even large projects, like his horticulture consulting at the University of North Florida and Florida Atlantic University, don’t feel like work. Pat loves a challenge and his experience as a police officer, firefighter, EMT, zookeeper, Divemaster, and landscape company owner equips him to find effective solutions in unexpected circumstances.
Ultimately, Pat believes in a community approach to learning and has been a board member of the Palm Beach Palm and Cycad Society, and a member of the Palm Beach Rare Fruit Council and the Conrad Sunrise Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. He’s more than happy to share his broad depth of knowledge, so feel free to ask him any and all plant-related questions. Just be prepared for a more detailed answer than you might have expected!