Patrick began his professional career in law enforcement. He worked a variety of assignments such as patrol, SWAT, recruit training, Crisis Intervention Team, and mental health community awareness training for six and a half years. During this time, he received his Master’s in Forensic Psychology and dedicated his education and training to serving first responders’ mental health and wellness.
He decided in order to best help first responders he would have to leave the badge behind. Patrick transitioned to a civilian role as an Employee Assistance Professional. There he continued to provide first responder assistance in the forms of critical incident debriefings, leadership and supervisory training and consultations, city-wide wellness initiatives, law enforcement Peer Support program development and training, and much more. He has presented at IMPA-HR and Wisconsin Crime and Information Bureau conferences on personal and organizational wellness, morale, and leadership.
Patrick brings a blended, balanced approach to training and consultations that includes an understanding of law enforcement culture, first responder stresses, a holistic and pragmatic approach to wellness, leveraging scientific study and technology, and a genuine passion for keeping first responders thriving and resilient.
When not wearing a dress shirt, you’ll find Patrick coaching CrossFit, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, mountain biking, rucking, working on his friend’s farm, and being outside as often as possible.