Pat started his career with California State Parks as a lifeguard at Stinson Beach. When that land was transferred to the National Park Service in the mid 1970's, Pat too found his place with the NPS.
Working as an NPS lifeguard since March of 1977, Pat transitioned into a law enforcement position in 1980. Shortly after, he was promoted as the Stinson Beach Lifeguard Supervisor.
Beyond performing his LE, Structural Fire, EMS, and Search & Rescue skills he became an iatrical part of the local community when he accepted volunteer position as the deputy fire chief for the local Stinson beach volunteer Fire Department. With his vast skills and background, Pat was special requested in becoming a member of the Marin County Urban Search & Rescue Team (USAR) as the lead water resource expert.
In 2005, Pat received the Marin County Valor Award for performing an exemplary act during the San Anselmo floods where he and other USAR members rescued several victims from life threatening flood conditions. He was promoted later that year to his current position as Supervisory LE park ranger and the manager of the Stinson\Ocean beach Lifeguard programs.
On January 5, 2013 the Stinson Beach Community Center was packed with NPS, Marin County, and community members honoring Pat's outstanding NPS service. His skills and personal talents will be missed by not only his NPS family, but also the community at Stinson Beach. For now the plan is for him and his family to remain in the area.