Of Counsel – Patent Attorney
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Date Joined: 7/1/2022
Rotary Sponsor: Transferring Member/Kris Hemenway
Pat was born and raised in South Florida with Ft. Lauderdale his primary stomping ground of youth. He became a rambling wreck from Georgia Tech‐ earning a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, returning to Florida to start adulthood life as an Engineer for Florida Power & Light, Nuclear Division. There, a good decade was had fishing, SCUBA diving, boating, and consuming conch fritters. But the winds were beckoning “Go West, Young Man…” and it was in Portland, Oregon that he attended law school, earning a J.D., and more importantly, finding his life partner, Katie (who also earned a J.D.). Since Pat was from Florida, and Katie from California, it only made sense that they should move to Minnesota to start their family and legal careers. The winds, this time much colder, again beckoned for a westward migration, this time to Colorado. Pat became in‐house patent counsel for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, and then later returned to private practice in Parker, where he was introduced to Rotary, and is now patent counsel for a Denver law firm.
Executive Coaching & Leadership Development
Braxton Michel Acquisitions
Date Joined: 6/21/2022
Rotary Sponsor: Chad Tyler
Gary recently returned to Denver after a two-year road trip touching nearly every state. He holds a degree focused on Psychology from the University of Wyoming, is a coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Leadership Team, offers D.I.S.C. personality assessments for individuals and organizations, and holds additional certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Behavioral Change Specialist and Personal Trainer.
Gary provides individualized strategies to maximize strengths, overcome challenges, and discover opportunities through 1:1 coaching, workshops, and corporate/executive retreats.
Gary started his personal growth journey with a borrowed book which led him to a wealth of success in business, fitness, and life. He has overcome the hardships of obesity with a walk around the block as an inactive 400-pound man progressively turning himself into an elite endurance athlete completing multiple 100 mile running and mountain bike events in the highest mountains of Leadville, Colorado.
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