Public relations professional, community volunteer, Dad, avid Appalachian State sports fan, cyclist. Those are just a few words that describe a community neighbor, Patrick Cobb.

Patrick and his family, Merry – an instructional assistant at Oak Pointe Elementary- Madison 7th grader at DFMS, and Allee 3rd grader at OPES, live in Chestnut Hill Plantation.

By day he is the Communications Director for AARP South Carolina . He enjoys working with the South Carolina media and developing campaign strategies. As part of the AARP driven Divided We Fail effort, he met all 19 presidential candidates as they campaigned in the state for more than two years. One of his latest endeavors is driving the AARP SC blog.

Patrick also likes to give back to our wonderful community.

He has been involved in numerous District 5 committees and School Improvement Councils at Riversprings Elementary, Oak Pointe Elementary, and Crossroads Middle School. He’s a member of church council at Ashland United Methodist Church.

For fun, Patrick enjoys following Appalachian State sports or cycling any chance he gets! He is a graduate of Appalachian State and is also a member of the Appalachian State Alumni Council. This past summer he spent a week in Iowa with AARP colleagues participating in RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Big Ride Across Iowa) a seven day 473 miles bike adventure. He also enjoys riding the back roads of Irmo and beyond with the great cyclists in our area!

Patrick is currently raising funds as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. The Team In Training raises funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. Learn more about Patrick’s Training and donate to this worthy cause by going his website.