Patrick Clinger is the founder of SoCal-based ProBoards, a company he launched as a high school junior. His passion for computer programming, the Internet, and providing quality free services to the online community began in 1995. A true visionary, Patrick quickly learned the value of web traffic and how to generate it after creating his first message board in 1998. He knew that by developing an interactive communications service others valued, he could harness the power of "FREE," while building a wildly successful online business. Patrick remains the technical visionary behind ProBoards and is focused on the continual improvement of ProBoards' free forum hosting service and its contributions to social media.