Drew Patrick

Drew Patrick

Owner & President

Drew isn’t your typical business and finance guy. He’s a fixture in brainstorms, a thoughtful strategic partner, a relationship builder, and a fierce advocate for the creative team. He sees every challenge as an opportunity to improve and is unwavering in his commitment to doing things the right way. In other words, he’s the one you go to when you need to make things happen. As our owner and president, Drew utilizes his extensive experience in business development, management, and finance to guide the studio. He works tirelessly to strengthen Skidmore’s business and foster a workplace that continues to be happy, healthy, and successful for the next 50+ years. Prior to purchasing the studio, Drew played the roles of CFO, COO, and President and received Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year in 2013.

WHAT GETS ME UP IN THE MORNING

Usually Stanley, my boxer, jumping into bed and stepping on me.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DETROIT

Eastern Market. It’s the perfect combination of food, fun, and wellness within a caring community of people.

I’M STILL LEARNING

How to be truly present. Sounds simple, but consistency is challenging.   

MY IDEAL MEAL

A 12-course tasting menu, carefully selected and prepared by the most caring of chefs, enjoyed over several hours with my closest friends. As far as the fare goes, there’s only one rule: no green peppers.

MY KIND OF FUN

Anything outdoors and active, preferably in an interesting location. Running, hiking, skiing, diving. And follow it up with amazing food. Lots of food.