Patrick Rardin 
Operations Manager

Patrick joined LRP in 2018 after completing his MSc in International Relations and Security from University of Birmingham. His dissertation focused on the interplay between the outbreak of violent conflict and Global Climate Change. Patrick is both passionate about and interested in a variety of progressive causes such as preserving and protecting the environment and ensuring our economy works for all. Prior to graduate school and joining LRP, Patrick spent 2 years living and working in Egypt as a middle school English teacher, a role that prepared him well for the restless and fast paced world of politics.

Derek Brizendine
Finance Associate

Derek Brizendine was born and raised in Sacramento, CA, and studied at Pacific Union College, The Escuela Superior de EspaƱol de Sagunto, Spain, Walla Walla University, and The University of Phoenix. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Fitness Management, and a Master of Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and basketball, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family.