2017-01-26 / Life in Leelanau

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Patrick Middleton


PATRICK MIDDLETON is a software designer and member of the Glen Lake Board of Education. PATRICK MIDDLETON is a software designer and member of the Glen Lake Board of Education. Name: Patrick Middleton

Town or township of residence: Kasson Township

Resident since: 2001

Age and birthplace: 47, Pontiac, Mich.

Occupation: Owner of Patton Systems, a computer software company. I write security software for manufacturers.

Marital Status: Married to Alison. I have three children: Reagan, 14; Griffin, 12; and Fletcher, 9.

You live in Leelanau County because: It’s beautiful and a great place to raise our kids.

Last good movie you saw: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Last good book you read: “The Racketeer,” by John Grisham

If you could trade places with one person for one day, it would be: My wife. I’d love to see things from her angle.

Things important to you that you’ve accomplished so far: I have a wonderful family, I’m a productive member of the Glen Lake School Board and have a successful business.

What you hope to be doing in 10 years: I hope to be retired … doing something fun … skiing in the winter and going to the beach in the summer. All the things I’m not able to do now because I’m running to athletic events.

Things you lose sleep over: Work-related issues.

If you could change one thing in Leelanau County it would be: I’d like there to be more jobs.

Favorite dessert: Hot fudge sundaes.

Are you a coffee drinker? No. I drink Diet Coke.

Favorite place in Leelanau County: My home.

If you had more time you would: Spend more time with family.

The words that best describe you are: Motivated, personable, gregarious.

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