Patrick earned his Master of Science degree from the State University College at Buffalo. Following graduation, he began his work career at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center as the Associate Director of Admissions and Student Affairs responsible for admissions to the College of Health-Related Professions and the College of Medicine. Upon leaving SUNY Upstate Medical Center he entered the business operations field at Instruments for Cardiac Research, part of Squibb Medical Systems Group. Additionally, Pat has over 10 years’ experience working in the real estate development field as Director of Operations responsible for over twenty-two million square feet of shopping malls located in the Northeast United States.
In 2009, Pat, along with Jeff Yaro, formed VET4U, LLC, a service disabled veteran owned small business, where he worked on a part time basis until 2013 when he took on the full time role of business development.
Pat also holds a certificate in drug and alcohol counseling.