Originally from Baltimore, Patrick moved to NYC last year as a freelance interpreter and has quickly become involved in both the Deaf and Interpreting communities. He is new to the Board and is proud to join NYC Metro RID as Director at Large!
Patrick comes from a large family of 19 brothers and sisters with a Deaf Sister and a Deaf Aunt. His single mother founded a non-profit in Baltimore for the DeafPlus population, whom he grew up with. He worked there as a Braille teacher to their Deaf-Blind Day Program while attending the Interpreter Training program at CCBC in Catonsville, MD.
In both the DC and NYC Metro areas, Patrick has worked and collaborated with many of the companies and agencies providing ASL Interpretation services. Back home he worked in the Washington DC Metro area in the Government setting and has travelled the country for his interpreting work in the Performing Arts. He also started a program in Baltimore that helps provide ASL Interpreters to small theaters that are unable to pay for it, providing access to Baltimore's unique and immersive theater culture. He believes theater should be accessible to all people who want to participate.
That being said, you will probably find him in a theater watching a show. He goes often with the belief that every show deserves to be seen at least twice.
Fun Fact: Patrick is a former dancer and began dancing at a very young age. He performed with groups all the way through high school, graduated from a performing arts high school, and trained at The Alvin Ailey School here in NYC!
Contact Patrick at Directoratlarge4@nycmetrorid.org