Patrick and Mary Elizabeth (“Mary Z”) have lived in Falls Church City for 16 years. For most of this time, Patrick worked in the national security sector, providing applied research, strategic management, and behavioral science services to military clients. When the time came for a change, he was ready to shift his focus from global to local, deciding to search for opportunities right here in our little city. The Local Market is a perfect fit. Not only does the store give him the joy of serving his friends and neighbors, but he gets to reconnect with his farm-boy roots. A perfect day is when he’s out in the country visiting farms in the morning and then back in the store that afternoon offering those products to our customers. Patrick and Mary Z’s two sons are Wills and Connor, who are both at TJ Elementary. …actually, Patrick’s perfect perfect day is when these two are working alongside him.