Meet the Team
Registered Massage Therapist
Pat's Story (3 min watch)
Pat is a Registered Massage Therapist. The path that led him to this point made its way through a number of vocations and diverse industries: tree planter, steam train operator, commercial pilot, ski patroller, first responder, fly fishing guide, life guard, and miner, to name a few. Through all of these adventures and forays, a common thread slowly emerged: his gift for connecting with people and helping them feel better.
Pat’s educational credits have him graduating with a diploma from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and a Diploma of Aviation from the University of the Fraser Valley. He has also earned a BA Degree in General Studies from Trinity Western University, where he spent 3 years as a member of the CIS men’s varsity volleyball team.
Athletics has been another common thread throughout his life, where team sports of hockey and volleyball dominated much of his formative years. These days, his recreational pursuits are more individual. Activities such as back country skiing, ice climbing, rock climbing and fly fishing keep him active and in the fresh air. His spare time is devoted to his family, woodworking, and house renovations. Curiosity and an openness to new ideas are two attributes that continually move him forward and will serve his clients well when seeking solutions for gaining optimal health.
Pat lives in Lavington, BC with his wife and business partner Jess, and their two young children. They created and opened Idlewild Massage Therapy in 2018 as a place patterned after their enjoyment of the outdoors and the community they call home.
Pat and I have been married for 10 years now. Before then, we met as ski patrollers at Silver Star Mountain Resort. Our love of outdoors and adventure brought us together.
Living a life that we love became our mandate, and we set out to create our own world. We worked hard and made plans while we lived in the East Kootenays. Lucky for us, this area is also an outdoor playground. Life was good! It was here we would often visit a park we loved, called Idlewild.
After starting a family, Vernon was calling us home. We found our dream home and community in Lavington BC, and have been making it "ours" ever since.
Pat is now registered, and awesome! So we decided to go for it! We opened our very own clinic and we are excited to share our space with you!