A lifelong resident of North Dakota and originally from Leeds, Patrick has been working in the financial industry since 2001. He provides leadership for Bravera’s east region banks, including Leeds, Cando, Devils Lake, Northwood, Finley and Cooperstown. Patrick cares about the communities of North Dakota. His goal is to sustain, improve and grow them. “I enjoy helping people achieve financial independence and success. I like to find solutions for our customers – they’re our friends and neighbors and we truly want to see them succeed.” Patrick has been involved in farming communities most of his life and understands both the workings and financial needs of farming operations. In addition, he started a small quick service business in Grand Forks after college where he worked for several years before moving back to work at the bank in Leeds. Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and financial economics with a minor in political science from the University of North Dakota. He also attended the graduate school of banking in Colorado and the University of Mary’s Leadership North Dakota.