Also known by his rap stage name of Pato, he is a music producer, singer and songwriter who is notable for producing the Rebecca Black song "Friday."
He used to sing at his mother's church. He did track and field while attending school in Europe.
In 2010, he and Clarence Jey founded ARK Music Factory. One year later, he left ARK to establish Pato World Music. He previously performed as a backup singer for Ibrahim Maiga.
His father was a chemical engineer while his Irish-British mother was a church minister. He moved stateside in 1999 and began studying at Whitworth University in Washington.
He was the producer on the Alison Gold song "Chinese Food."