Growing up in the Berkshires and spending childhood summers vacationing on the coasts of Maine and Cape Cod turned Pat into a lifelong lover of and active participant in the outdoors, with countless hours spent skiing, swimming and hiking. The New England Aquarium and the passion of the women of W2O have inspired Pat to learn more and she has become active in the important work of promoting ocean conservation and protection. Pat changed her own habits years ago in order to make better choices regarding what to eat, what products to use, what cars to drive etc. to help protect our ocean and planet for the generations that follow us.
After graduating from Fairfield University with a degree in writing and communications, Pat went on to study business at Boston College and worked in the commercial insurance industry. She has three adult children and lives in Weston with her husband John and two cute dogs. Pat serves on W2O’s Board as Membership co-chair.