|Title:||LandScale Senior Manager|
|Languages spoken:||English, Spanish (basic)|
Patrick joined Verra as LandScale’s new Senior Manager, Product Development. He has substantial experience as a practitioner and researcher at the interface of conservation and human development and will be helping to advance work on the LandScale Framework and tools towards its practical application. He also coordinates with our LandScale partners, consultants and pilot projects to ensure LandScale’s effective deployment globally.
Patrick began his career as a landscape architect. He studied ecologically based landscape planning at the University of Pennsylvania, increasing the scale and conservation focus of his work. He then served as New Mexico State Coordinator and later as National Coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey’s Gap Analysis Program. Later, Patrick led the development of its Vista decision support system for conservation planning at NatureServe, where he worked primarily on coastal resilience planning, and advised on many frameworks and tools across multiple sectors.
Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo, Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho. In his spare time, he takes advantage of his Colorado base to ski, hike, bike and camp while enjoying gardening and spending time with his family and two dogs.