Patrick is the CEO of the San Diego Public Library Foundation. Prior to this, Patrick has been the Executive Director of Words Alive, Producing Artistic Director for Sushi Performance & Visual Arts, the Executive Director for the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC, and the Managing Director for the theatre and performance programs for the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.
In addition to his managerial roles at nonprofit arts and culture organizations, Patrick has maintained a prolific career as a presenter, producer, and director of performance and visual art. A specialist in new work and contemporary art, Patrick has led the presentation of regional and world premieres, as well as a rich history of presenting international artists and art work. Patrick has represented the United States through a shared cultural exchange program in Australia with the Australian Embassy, is a current committee member for Space 4 Art’s programs, sits on the board of directors of Rebuild Global, and works in close partnership with the region’s cultural community providing curating and creative consulting services.
Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from San Diego State University with distinction, and graduated from the Executive Non-Profit Management Program at Georgetown University’s School of Public Policy in Washington, DC.