Pat has been working in and around the marine and fishing industry for more than 30 years.  He has been a professional offshore fisherman since the age of 20 and has fished blue marlin tournaments in both North and South Carolina for the majority of that time.  Growing up in the Carolinas and traveling on the coastal waters from the Outer Banks to the Florida Keys, he has tremendous knowledge of the water.

Pat attended Harrells Christian Academy where he graduated in 1985 and attended Atlantic Christian College where he studied Business administration.

Living in the Wilmington area since 1989, he met his lovely wife Missy of more than 22 years on a blind date and they have three wonderful girls, Caroline, Mari, and Gracie.  Caroline will be attending NCSU and Mari, App State, in the fall.

With four ladies in the house, life is very busy and all of their free time is spent boating, fishing or surfing.