Keith W. Patterson is a native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University (class of '90). While in school, he was involved in many academic as well as social and athletic pursuits...including The American Marketing Association, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, and Intramural Football & Basketball. After graduation, he worked for several Wall Street firms, including Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, rising to Vice President of Investments. After several years of serving and caring for the clientele that he developed, he sensed a desire to go into private practice. Hence, he went "independent" after his realization and the strong belief that clients are much better served without any sales quotas from "management", or specific product pushes. He is married to Stephanie for the last 17 years, lives in Sugar Land, Texas, and has a beautiful daughter (named Presley Jo Patterson). Also, they both enjoy their other three babies, Sunny, Levi, & Bella...(dachshunds). He passionately enjoys family time, client "recreation" time, many sports; golfing, working out, skiing, active in his church (River Pointe Church) teaching Sunday School; and community (coaching football in the Fort Bend Gridiron Football Leagues), philanthropic causes, music, history, and traveling.