Patrick joined BPR in April 2019 as Membership Manager. He coordinates BPR’s annual giving including on-air campaigns, direct mail, telemarketing, and digital platforms. He has over thirteen years’ experience in fundraising, primarily with higher education institutions. While with the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Patrick helped coordinate the data environment supporting a successful $1.8 billion capital campaign. He also has logged countless hours as a volunteer with several public radio stations over nearly twenty years.
A native of northwestern Illinois, Patrick is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he was an air traffic control technician. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geographical information systems from the University of Northern Colorado. He then earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After visiting Western North Carolina repeatedly since 1994, Patrick relocated to Asheville in 2012. He spends his spare moments building furniture and gardening.