Patrick lived in many different countries before settling in Oregon in 2008. He enjoys photography, nature, birding, dogs, cats, bicycles, and more. Patrick is also a licensed Special Education teacher and taught in public schools for 7 years. He is a supporter of shelter pets and proponent of pet adoption. He has volunteered extensively at both Animal Care and Control in San Francisco as well as Multnomah County Animal Shelter in Portland. Many of the dog photos you see on this web-site are shelter dogs.