Early on in AA, Patrick heard the best way to stay sober was to get out of self and be of service to others. He first got involved with Hilljack when his wife, Barb, was serving on the board more than 10 years ago. His youngest son is an alumnus of the Hiljack House and resided there in his early recovery for two years.
About three years ago, Patrick was invited to fill a vacancy on the board of Hilljack, and after a year under his belt, was chosen to serve as president of the board, and he continues to do so today.
His son benefited from residing at Hilljack, and he hopes to see others also receive that benefit.