Patrick O’Connor is a marketer and storyteller with a passion for using words and images to connect with people. He has over 10 years of experience in the marketing industry, working with a variety of brands and organizations on a range of projects. He is a graduate of Dickinson College with a degree in Philosophy and earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Pat also earned a marketing certification from the Cornell University Johnson School of Business.

Prior to Uplifting Athletes, Pat spent 8 years coaching football at the high school level and collegiately at Temple University and Duke University. Pat also has extensive entrepreneurial experience where he has launched his own business and was also the first employee at a Washington, DC-based private equity and management consulting firm.

When he’s not working, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife, Julia, and their Great Dane, Willow. Together they reside in Brooklyn, NY.