Patrick Thomas is
a New York-based editor and consultant. Over the past 15 years, he worked for one of the preeminent English-language literary publishers, Milkweed Editions. Beginning as an editor and finishing his time at the press as Managing Director, his work focused on environmental literature that considered conservation, travel literature, and environmental philosophy. He has helped adventure-conservationists like Being Caribou author Karsten Heuer, and preeminent scientists like the bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, as well as countless others to bring important stories about wilderness, conservation, and wild places to a broader audience. Books he has worked on have been covered broadly, including multiple "Best of the Year" listings at the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the New York Times. As a Managing Director, Patrick was responsible for sales, marketing, the press’s digital presence, and general business operations. During his tenure, he oversaw the launch of a best-in-class web site, increased sales by two hundred percent over three years, and participated in the effort to complete the press' first capital campaign, which brought in more than $1.5 million in funds. In 2017, he transitioned to an “At-Large” position at the press, primarily to focus his work on the Seven Summits Africa adventure.