Pat is a Toomsboro, Georgia native that has dedicated his life to educating others, specifically those in Black and Brown communities. From teaching in Title 1 schools to teaching first generation college students at prestigious universities around the country, Pat’s focus has always been on positively impacting Learners. All of Pat’s successes in life have been due to people being willing to coach and mentor him. Pat initially volunteered with Merit, as the vision of the organization aligned with his personal values. Pat is now excited to work with Merit America while making a positive impact through coaching and encouraging learners.