Patrick grew up in West Saint Paul, MN and attended Henry Sibley High School. He received a Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business. Patrick and his family currently reside in Mendota Heights, MN.
Patrick decided to get his real estate agent's license in 2011 in order to better understand the process of buying and selling homes and to save money while doing it for himself. He founded STRATA after obtaining his broker's license in 2016 as a way to offer the same understanding and money savings to all Twin Cities home buyers and sellers.