After graduating from Brown University with a degree in psychology, Pat realized that he wanted to pursue a career in something that required not only intellectual activity but also physical energy. He worked for a moving company during high school and college and finally as a laborer before beginning a career in carpentry. He moved from Oregon to Minnesota to join the TreHus carpentry team in 2011.
For Pat, carpentry provides the perfect blend of physical and intellectual exercise. He enjoys the process of making and creating that typifies this line of work. Pat also likes the problem-solving aspects of carpentry and the challenge this provides.
In addition to his work with TreHus, Pat enjoys woodworking in is spare time, including making furniture. He remodeled his own house, building a studio living space in his basement and added dormers to the upstairs in which he leases. He still owns the property and continues to rent it to tenants.
Pat lives an active lifestyle and participates in triathlons and bike races. He lives with his wife in Minneapolis.