TwispWorks is thrilled to welcome Patrick Law as our new Economic Program Director. Patrick joined our team in June and will oversee TwispWorks’ economic programs and advocacy efforts to achieve the mission of increasing economic and cultural vitality in the Methow Valley. His work will focus on business outreach, Methow Investment Network, Small Business Resiliency Grants, Methow Made, and Methow Valley Goods.
You may recognize Patrick as the owner and operator of FORK. Along with his experience in the local business community, Patrick brings with him a deep understanding of structural inequities and a desire to use systems-based economic approaches to empower individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Patrick attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, after which he returned to the Northeast, where he lived in Boston, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. During that time, he worked for several non-profit organizations and completed a year of AmeriCorps, in which he provided weatherization services to low-income residents in rural Vermont. With the goal of returning to the Pacific Northwest, Patrick landed in Seattle, where he helped manage two busy farmers markets and two food banks.
Patrick began spending more and more time in the Methow Valley with friends until finally becoming a permanent resident in 2017. He worked for several small businesses before taking over FORK.
When he’s not making banh mi or advocating for economic change in the valley, Patrick enjoys biking, hiking, reading, swimming, and hanging out with his dog.