As a proud member of the St’at’imc Nation, Pat Alec has been actively pursuing an entrepreneurial path in Vancouver, BC. Using his web design and development talents and his experience in communication strategy, graphic design and social media, Pat aims to inspire a healthy and culture-rich lifestyle within rural, urban, and Indigenous communities. Pat’s educational journey has granted him a diploma from the Interactive Design Diploma Program at Capilano University and recently a certificate from the Ch’nook Aboriginal Management Certificate program at the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Currently a freelancer, Pat’s experience has allowed him to work on and manage many projects involving web design, graphic design, communication strategy, health & fitness, community engagement, event promotion, and social media marketing. Pat has also been selected as one of 6 National Youth Panelists at the 2015 CANDO National Conference, a recognition to honor and highlight young Indigenous leaders on their achievements throughout Canada.

In addition to travelling and spending time with family/friends, Pat’s passion for sports, martial arts, and breakdancing has given him opportunities to give back and teach youth at community events in his spare time.

“If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – B. Lee