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Twenty years ago, Patrick Dean completed his NOLS Outdoor Educator course in the Rockies. Now, he's a first-time author, with a biography of the Episcopal priest who first summited Denali in 1913. Join us as we chat about his book A Window to Heaven, his NOLS experience, and how what he learned at NOLS helped him when he sat down to write. If you're curious about the first team to successfully summit Denali, lessons learned on a NOLS course, or the art of writing, this event is for you!
Patrick Dean lives, works, and plays in and around Monteagle, Tennessee. He has written speeches for Congressional candidates, taught inner-city high-school English, and earned a master’s degree in theology.
Since 2012, Patrick has been a free-lance writer, social-media content creator, and website designer. He is also the executive director of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a walking and cycling trail on a former railroad bed.