Patrick was born and raised in Sioux Falls, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1996.  After high school he lived in Minneapolis for about 16 years, where he first became familiar with food co-ops, frequenting The Wedge, Seward Co-op, and Mississippi Market during that time.  Initially studying music production in Minneapolis, he took interest in business, marketing, psychology and management while at Augsburg College, and later finished his business degree at the University of Sioux Falls.  Patrick has worked in management since 2001 at a variety of restaurants and retail businesses, as well as doing independent consulting.  Patrick took over as General Manager of the Co-op Sioux Falls in 2016 after Molly Langely retired.