- Patrick grew up in a military family and has lived in several states and foreign countries. Graduating from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS with a BSB degree; he subsequently served as an officer in the U. S. Naval Reserve. In the late 80s, he was sales manager for a New Mexico home builder, assisting many people with financing and construction of new homes. Mortgage financing became his passion for the next several years as he continued helping people purchase homes. Residential new construction financing was his specialty. He originated hundreds of mortgage loans, of various types, in New Mexico and later for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Durango, where he was known for multi-state lending and flawless closings.