Troy Patterson came to Washington in 1987 when he was stationed in the US Coast Guard. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and American University, which led to extensive work fundraising in the nonprofit sector. He raised funds for Studio Theatre, Georgetown University, The National Building Museum and The National Association of Home Builders. Troy continues this work through his support of such organizations as The Victory Fund, The Human Rights Campaign, StepAfrika, The Young Playwrights Theatre, and the United Methodist Church. His diverse career in non-profit fundraising and management led to a love of real estate, which he has been successfully practicing for the last decade. Troy holds designations as a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Graduate Realtor Institute, Certified Residential Specialist and Military Relocation Professional. He has certifications as a financing specialist in Virginia and a pre-licensing instructor in the District of Columbia. Troy is an avid traveler and supporter of the arts who dreams of traveling to the most exotic locales. HIs favorite experiences include white water rafting in Costa Rica, horseback riding through the rain forests of Central America and swimming the oceans of South America.