US Navy Veteran, 11 Years of Service
Born in Iowa and raised outside Chicago, Pat couldn’t have been any more landlocked for a
Navy guy. He left Aurora, IL in 1985 to start his post-high school journey as an NROTC Scholarship student at The Citadel in Charleston, SC. Serving was something that he always wanted to do, and he
loves the beach, so the Navy made sense (17-year-old male logic)! Pat was commissioned in 1989 as a Surface Warfare Officer and 11 years, 8 moves, 4 Gulf deployments, 3 promotions, and 3 children later, the ride was over. As he's said many times, it's the best job he's ever had.
Pat now resides in Savage, MN, which his teen and early 20’s children think is so ‘Savage’. He is the President of a company called Taymark, selling a variety of merchandise to schools via direct marketing. They are passionate about volunteering in the community at Taymark, most notably
adopting a local elementary school and at Second Harvest Food Shelf. He feels very fortunate to be a part of The Warrior Connection to continue to serve, in this case particularly, veterans.
Fun Fact: He is a Chicago Bears fan, and his wife a Green Bay Packer fan. Enough said!!