The PRT is pleased to introduce our two newest staff members. Both Jay Babcock and Patrick O’Neal came on board this spring.

PRT Administrative Assistant Jay Babcock Photo by Stephanie Smith

Jay Babcock, our new administrative assistant, brings to the PRT his wealth of experience as a writer, editor and publisher. 

His first major tasks for the PRT have been the launching of our new website, collaborating on the revamping of the weekly newsletter and our new advertising and sponsorship programs. He has also contributed his editing skills to several of the articles in this issue of the PRT. 

Jay and his wife, Stephanie, have moved to the area from Joshua Tree, CA, and have plans to build a house on their property north of Patagonia. 

PRT Advertising Manager Patrick O’Neal
Photo by Walter Andrew

Patrick O’Neal has joined the PRT as our ad manager. He is a long-time local resident. He and his partner, Maggie Urgo, ran Patagon Bikes, a successful bike rental business in Patagonia, as well as working in the Patagonia Visitors Center.

Both Patrick and Maggie have been actively involved in the community over the years. He was marketing coordinator for the 2018 Nogales Bike Classic and is currently serving as chairman of the Town’s Planning and Development Committee. 

If you see Patrick and Jay around town, stop and say “Hi.” Let them know how you feel about the PRT and what you would like to see us covering. 

Patrick and Jay have joined the PRT at an exciting time, as we continue to explore new ways to bring the news and information to our readers and to continue our mission to provide a platform for community education and involvement.