Pat has always loved Wisconsin- from growing up in Milwaukee during the sixties and seventies to returning to Wisconsin in November 2000 and becoming the morning radio host on AM 550 WSAU.
After building a loyal audience and high ratings, Pat chose to leave his radio career in 2012 to answer the calls of many friends to run for the 85th Assembly seat. Coming up short was disappointing, but as the saying goes, if one door closes another one opens. That door was the opportunity to become the Outreach Director for Congressman Sean Duffy. Pat gained invaluable experience by listening to community leaders in business and manufacturing; municipal government; the health and wellness industry; non-profit agencies, the agricultural community; and school superintendents.
Pat is a member of several community organizations including United Way's Hunger Coalition and Housing and Homelessness Committee. He is on the Marathon County Department of Social Services Administrative Review Panel and an Aspirus Hospice Volunteer. He also spent time on the Schofield City Council.
Pat met his wife Shawn while attending the University of Iowa. They have been married for 38 years. Shawn is a R.N. in the Aspirus Dialysis Unit. They have two married children, Amy, an elementary school teacher in Weston, and Daniel, a Quality Assurance Analyst with Epic Software in Verona, WI.