Patrick is a native of northern California and left for the mountains of Utah where he received his bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University. He started his PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science at East Carolina University. His dissertation focused on cellular energetics and their influence on protein degradation and atrophy. After completing his PhD he began working as a Post-Doc at the East Carolina Obesity and Diabetes institute researching the potential of calcium signaling to influence skeletal muscle glucose uptake. He is a husband and a father to two boys and a competitive cyclist.