Patrick de Freitas, M.P.A.

Patrick has a background in management, with organizational and entrepreneurial experience with both for-profit and nonprofit groups. He has been intimately involved in the initiation and startup of several organizations including a bookstore, three philanthropic foundations, a summer-stock theater company, an archival and record keeping service, a citywide volunteer tree care program, and a biotechnology company. In most of these ventures, he was principal, founder, or co-founder. Currently, he chairs the boards of both Western Resource Advocates, which works regionally to protect the West's land, air, and water, and Wasatch Community Gardens, which works to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy food. Patrick was born and raised in England, received his Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah and, for reasons that are sometimes unclear to him, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.