HUGH PATTERSON grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia exploring the BC coast on his family boat. He continues to explore the west coast by sailboat, spending weeks each summer sailing in the Straight of Georgia and beyond. While attending university, Hugh was actively involved in the development of the world renowned mountain biking trails of Vancouver’s North Shore Mountains. His trail-building work and riding appeared in numerous international magazines and videos.
For the past 4 years, Hugh acted as the director of Trips for Kids Vancouver, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to mountain biking trips for low-income and inner city youth. Hundreds of youths from all over the city have been able to experience the outdoors on a bicycle through the efforts of the organization. As a Mechanical Designer and Design for Environment specialist for Nokia, Hugh works with engineers and suppliers to implement more sustainable design and minimize life-cycle impact of mobile phones.