Patrick Tillman joined Friends Homes as Sales Director back in October 2021. Although new to the CCRC’s staff, Patrick has been involved with the community for years and brings a heart for service to his role.
In addition to being a lifelong Quaker, he served on the Friends Homes Board of Directors seven or eight years ago. “Many of the exciting updates and expansion underway now,” Patrick explains, “the groundwork and ideas for those plans were being made when I was on the board.”
He was also on the board as the relationship between Friends Homes and The Presbyterian Homes, Inc., was first being discussed.
“It’s very interesting now to see all those plans, dreams, visions, and all the work those folks have done over these past six or seven years coming together now and to see the fruits of those labors in the community,” he adds.
His familiarity with Friends Homes and his background turned out to be a perfect match. “Knowing what a real jewel Friends Homes has been in the community,” he says, “when the opportunity of melding of both worlds of my sales and marketing experience and this great heart for Friends Homes… the timing was perfect.”
Patrick notes that even though he already knew that the updated amenities, new homes, expanded wellness center, and reimagined dining venues in the works would be appealing to prospective residents, it has been the residents of Friends Homes that continue to make the biggest impression on him.
“It’s the people,” he says. “The residents are so active in volunteering and on committees, acting as ambassadors for the community, and welcoming new residents. They also have a voice in the organization with two to four residents serving on the Board of Directors.
“It’s such a privilege to work with and support residents and future residents,” he adds.
Prior to Friends Homes, Patrick developed sales and marketing strategies for clients at THS Creative in High Point. Throughout his career, he has worked with all kinds of Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, as well as smaller organizations and businesses across a wide range of industries.
“My experience has given me a wide and deep understanding of sales and marketing strategies and tactics across a variety of different businesses that will certainly serve me well here,” says Patrick.
He graduated from Appalachian State University in 1997 before joining the United States Marine Corps and serving 13 years in the reserves.
Patrick is originally from Randolph County where he attended Archdale Friends Meeting. After living in Atlanta, Patrick and his wife, Julie, moved to Greensboro in 2000 and have three children.