Patty is a native New Yorker. He enlisted in the USMC shortly after graduating HS. While a Marine his alcoholism greatly affected his performance and he was ultimately separated from the Corps. He returned to NY and went on hopelessly for another decade. In 2008 he moved to Nashville where he met Seth Sherwin (the current administrator of The Reprieve) and developed the relationship that they have now which ultimately led them both to Opelika. Since 2015 Patty has been an integral part of the Reprieve Team and its development. He has since used his experience in the Marine Corps and recovering from his terrifying drug addiction to help guide young men in the disciplines of the recovery process.