Pat's lifelong interest in data processing and programming began at Dartmouth, and for 13 years at Peerless and 14 years at Toshiba held the additional responsibility of Information Systems Manager. While at Toshiba, he discovered the Alpha database software and wrote a Quality Control System that was used locally for 8 years, then adopted by the parent company in Japan for their implementation.
In 2002, Pat opened his own company, Mindkicks Consulting, specializing in web based database software using Alpha Software. His global client list includes companies such as auto dealerships, insurance adjusters, retail chains, real estate multiple listing services, advertising and event management. In addition, as a recognized leader in web database development, has mentored and tutored fellow developers from England to Australia. He is also one of the founding members of the IADN, the leading independent Alpha Software training organization, and frequently discusses software issues with the owners and programmers of Alpha Software.