Patraic Utecht

Development Director

Patraic, first off, always has to explain his name. It’s simply pronounced like Patrick but spelled with his mother’s creative twist. Patraic is the father of two beautiful girls, Lexie and Andria. He is married to his greatest encourager and friend, Daralee. He loves to spend time with family getting outside, hiking, and visiting as many beaches as possible.

In his career, he has lead teams through his passions for business development, strategic sales, and shaping culture. He has over a decade of high capacity sales experience and wanted to utilize his skills to make a difference.

As a supporter of Lift Up since it’s inception, He has observed this team do incredible things all over the world. In 2020, Patraic joined the Lift Up team to help support the mission and vision in a more tangible way. Partnering his career experience and his heart for those in need, he quickly realized that his “sweet spot” is strengthening the CORE of Lift Up.