Patrick grew up in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, the oldest of eight kids. He completed a bachelor's degree in economics and public policy at Duke University, and has master's degrees in teaching from Dominican University and in business administration from Harvard. He has worked in lots of different jobs in lots of different cities. He loves to read books, to write in a journal, and to explore San Francisco, the U.S., and the world with his wife Lauren (when she can get away from work!). He was born in 1984.