Patrick served as Art Director for Bass Player as well as on many other NewBay Media publications including Guitar Player, Electronic Musician, and Keyboard. He eventually became the Fretted Group Managing Editor for Bass Player and Guitar Player. Working with the editors of Bass Player is where he first learned to play bass, you couldn’t ask for better teachers only desks away. Once the strings touched his hands he never looked back. He is co-founder and bassist of The Trouble With Monkeys, an unrepentant gizmo tinkerer, and a lover of Epiphone Jack Casady Signature basses (the only instruments he chooses NOT to modify).