Meet the Crew: Patrick

The man behind the curtain, the go-to problem-solver when it comes to everything from keeping us afloat as the CFO to fixing the air-conditioning at HQ. Meet Patrick! 

Patrick spent fifteen years working for the United States Congress and four years running an economic think tank prior to joining Robyn on this amazing journey. He met Robyn in 2017 at the Missouri Venture Forum (an organization of St. Louis start-up companies). They were both speakers! Patrick recalled how Robyn’s main call-to-action was that she needed help. Well, while lots of people want to help, not many want to actually get down in the trenches and do the work to ACTUALLY help, but Patrick did! A three hour coffee meeting turned into two years later… and we are so glad that it did. 

“I am passionate about using my life experiences to grow TinySuperheroes into a Squad that is recognizable around the world.” -Patrick 

The running joke at HQ is that Patrick has an alter ego. Patrick’s role is streamlining and expanding the operation to reach more TinySuperheroes and grow the Squad… On the other hand, there is “Todd.” Todd loves looking at the financial numbers to ensure we can keep the lights on. Todd reminds us that we aren’t like most companies. Our success is measured differently.

“The smiles our capes put on the faces of kids around the world is amazing. There truly is something magical about the cape, and I am honored to be a part of what Robyn has created.” -Patrick (Not Todd) 

Patrick has been married to his wife, Megan (who is also a TSH Crew member… stay tuned for her feature next month!), for sixteen years! They have two beautiful daughters, Chaney and Keaton. Their family also includes a Golden Retriever (Derby), a stray cat (Bobbie), and two thriving school carnival fish. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Patrick is also the proud (favorite) uncle to six nieces and nephews.   

Some fun facts about Patrick: “I loved playing soccer through High School and College.  Now I enjoy coaching my daughters’ soccer teams. I love watching and attending horse racing, especially if it involves a good Bourbon. I eat chicken wings wherever I can get them, and I am three-time Northern Arkansas Southern Missouri “Hot Wing” division champion.  Much like the crew at TinySuperheroes, I do not like losing.” 

If you get a chance… you should ask him who the reigning champ is in the last competition. (Cough, cough, it’s Maggie.) 

When asked… Patrick says his kryptonite is the word, “Can’t.” But really… He is, “Not a fan of bees.” 

“He’s soooo scared of them. I’m trying to be a better example for my children so they don’t freak out when they see one!” -The brave, bee-fighting wife, Megan 

If it wasn’t for Patrick (and Todd, sigh), TinySuperheroes wouldn’t be where it is today. We are so proud to have Patrick as a partner here at TinySuperheroes, and we can’t wait to see where he leads us. 


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