Port Aransas Museum director
Pratt, a member of the Port Aransas City Council, works as a writer and is owner of Port A Gallery. He has an extensive background in running museums and similar attractions and in doing other historical work.
Pratt in the past has worked as chief of the Fort Worth Nature Center, where he expanded the organization’s area from 33 acres to 3,600, built a museum building, wrote educational programs and hired staff, among other duties and accomplishments.
Pratt later became founding director of the Armand Bayou Nature Center in Houston. There, he secured land, drew up a master plan and managed the design and construction of all of the center’s facilities. He managed a staff of 12 and a volunteer force of nearly 100.
Pratt also spent 19 years as caretaker of the Aransas Pass Light Station, also known as the Lydia Ann Lighthouse. During that time, he rebuilt the station, created an educational program for visitors and relit the tower as a working aid to navigation after a 50-year period of darkness.