Maintenance & Operations Supervisor
Born and raised in Seattle, Pat and his wife Renee have strong roots that go back generations in the Pacific Northwest. After having two children, Andy and Kim, they desired to seek a calmer way of life. They moved to Fir Island in 1990, just in time for the big 100-year flood. Loving life on Fir Island, Pat took seasonal employment with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife where he maintained boat launches. Eventually he landed a permanent position with the Washington State Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility in Coupeville. During this time, Pat also served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT at Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, becoming Duty Office/Station Captain at the Race Road facility. He served in this capacity for 18 years. After 22 years with the DOT, he desired a change. This led him to the Port of South Whidbey, where he was hired in the Fall of 2015. Focusing on South Whidbey and the people that make up this great community has been very rewarding.