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Patrick O’Brien

Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater

Patrick O’Brien

Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater

Patrick is a veteran in the youth sports venue industry with over 10 years of experience. In the past, he has worked as the Director of Sports Programming, Director of Facilities, and Director of Operations for various other sports venues including the largest indoor sport complex in North America, Spooky Nook Sports. Patrick now serves as the General Manager of Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater in Albertville, AL.

As General Manager, Patrick oversees day-to-day operations, business development, marketing, branding, and staff development. He also helps to guide the staff through all the aspects of venue operations to ensure that the team remains focused on the complex’s mission. Patrick’s leadership style focuses on ownership, development, performance, and teamwork. He is passionate about his work and how it creates a positive impact on the Albertville community through sports, recreation, events, and wellness.

Patrick was an integral member of the leadership team during the pre-opening phase of Spooky Nook Sports, which is now one of the most well-known indoor sports complexes in the country. He was also one of the key operational liaisons to the United States women’s national field hockey team.

Education

  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Georgia Southern University – Master of Science in Sport Management

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