Patrick grew up in Portland as the youngest of 10 kids. He graduated from Cheverus in 1987, University of Maine in 1991, and received his MS in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University. He was previously on the board at The Center for Grieving Children, serving as President in 2010. He has an extensive background in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry with a focus in oncology. Patrick founded his business, Emery Leadership Group, in 2007 with a focus on helping organizations and individual maximize their impact on others through the development of effective leadership behaviors. He lives in South Portland with his wife, Cyndi, and their three children, Noah, Grace and Josh.