EXPERIENCE

  • Councillor, Halifax Regional Municipality, District 11 - North End - Bayers Road. Worked on behalf of district 11 residents for many improvements to district 11 and Halifax.
  • Executive Director, Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia. Lobbied different levels of government for taxpayers and property owners. Represented industry that generates $600 million to the local economy. Coordinated committee programs, sponsorship programs, events and membership sales. Acted as media spokesperson.
  • Sales and Public Relations Manager, Nova Scotia Restaurant and Food Service Association Lobbied government on behalf of restaurant/bar owners and promoted the food and beverage industry.
  • Team managed successful food and beverage business, Your Father's Moustache. Increased sales to 1.6 million through 1991-1995.
  • Provided support as Executive Assistant to Cabinet Minister, Nova Scotia Legislature. Served in the portfolios of Labour, Technology/Science, and Supply/Services.
  • Recruited staff and developed territory business opportunities for national contracting company, Elite Trade Painting and University Painters. Increased market share through trade shows and displays.
  • Conceptualized and coordinated events for convention/packaged tours. Travelled Canada and the United States to sell to tour and convention operators to make Halifax and Nova Scotia as their next stop.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Public Sector Executive Seminar Program, IBM's 1997 Harvard Government Program
  • Bachelor of Arts, Major - Political Science and Marketing, Saint Mary's University, Halifax
  • It's Good Business Program, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia
  • Variety of marketing and presentation courses through the American Bus Association, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, Restaurant Management Association, Tourism Halifax, Tourism Nova Scotia


MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Candidate for Councillor, HRM Elections 2000 & 2004
  • Director, Wee Care Developmental Centre, 2012 - present
  • Director, Walter Callow Wheelchair Buses for Veterans 2002- present
  • Past President, Halifax Optimist Club, received recognition certificate 1995-1998, developed programs for youth and respect for the law in the North End community
  • Halifax Minor Hockey Association - Level 2 National Coaching Program Atom-Bantam Competitive Teams 1985-1995
  • Bantam Competitive Teams 1985 - 1995
  • Supported and fundraised for the North End community rink
  • Volunteer, Tall Ships 2000
  • Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke campaigns door to door canvas 1997-2008
  • Promoted local charities through special fundraising events - YMCA, Saint George's Restoration, Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Member, Entertainment Season Advisory Committee marketing Halifax, 1999-2000
  • Former Board Member, Corporate Fundraising for Ward 5 Neighbourhood Centre
  • Member, Saint Joseph school advisory council, 2002-2004
  • Life member, Nova Scotia Historical Society
  • Member, Halifax Home Owners Association
  • Member, Charitable Irish Society
  • Served on many action committees concerning traffic, crime prevention and the protection of property
  • Honourary co-chairman, St.Patrick's Church Fundraising initiative, Give St. Patrick a Hand
  • Co-Marshall, Halifax's 1st St. Patrick's Day Parade in 70 years, March 2008
  • Member, Halifax Volunteer Group
  • Involved in initiative to preserve Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Fundraised for Halifax Argos Championship football team


SPORTS MINDED

  • Patrick played all sports growing up in the North End
  • Hockey - Halifax minor, coached Atom and Bantam division competitive Halifax Capitals and Halifax Hawks
  • Football - Played with Fort Needham Argos
  • Track and Field - Under mentoring and coaching of Rick Rivers
  • Curling - Enjoyed the action sport of curling
  • Enjoyed and participated in all sports offered at St. Patrick's High School, especially all intramural sports


YOUTH MINDED

  • Worked on many North End youth initiatives
  • Organized Respect for Law Days at St. Joseph's School in cooperation with well known lawyer Gordon Proudfoot
  • Monitored Youth Drop in Program at St. Joseph's Church in the 1980s  including daily development programs, recreation and camping trips to McNab's Island.