As a welding student, Pattrick worked 40 hours a week at the same time he was finishing his senior year of high school. After completing his welding training and graduating from Rossford High School in 1973, Pattrick passed a welding test and obtained a job at Jeep.
"I learned to work hard, efficiently, and with purpose," says Pattrick.
He was honored this year as a Penta Career Center Outstanding Alumnus for his tremendous career and life following high school.
Pattrick worked at Jeep for 30 years. During his time at Jeep, he worked as a welder in the body shop and also held other positions in the factory. He believes a combination of working and dealing with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, provided him with many valuable life skills. Pattrick retired from Jeep at age 47 and moved into another exciting chapter of his life.
While still working at Jeep, Pattrick became fascinated with magic. In 1974, he began to practice and pursued magic as a hobby.
Mr. Przysiecki performed magic shows at restaurants four nights a week for 11 years and worked at Jeep at the same time. Pattrick specializes in close-ups/sleight-of-hand magic and when he retired, Pattrick began to enter magic competitions. In 2003, he earned his first award at a magic convention in Columbus, Ohio. Later that year, Pattrick entered and won first place in two of the largest national magic competitions in the United States.
Pattrick's magic career has been remarkable. He has been invited to perform three times at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood and for magic conventions at major cities across the country.
Pattrick has been married to Rita for 23 years. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their children.