BSS, Ohio University
Wilderness First Aid
TCI (Crisis Intervention)
More than a decade of work experience in youth and family therapeutic programs
Logistics Associate, Admissions Director Adirondack Leadership Expeditions
Admissions Director, Program Director, Penikese Island School
Executive Director, APEX Wilderness Program
Admissions Associate, Grove School
For more than a decade I have helped adolescents and their families find solutions in times of crisis. I started my wilderness career in the Adirondacks where I would help new students acclimate into the program by hiking them to their groups in the field and often spending the night assisting in their transition. As Admissions Director I enjoy helping families and adolescents find solutions in times of crisis.
You will often find me spending time outdoors with my fiancé, hiking, kayaking, and skijoring with our dog, Tennessee. When not playing outside, I enjoy playing the upright and electric bass, cooking and painting. For seven years I also had a radio show called “The Pat McAvoy Experiment” on a small radio station.