Patrick D. Coyle is a Charter Member of the CWC Tri-Valley Branch and has served as Secretary for three years. He is active in the critique groups and Literary Evening events. His short memoir stories have been published in the 4th Street Studio’s Livermore Wine Country Literary Harvest and Saturday Salon Literary Harvest anthologies. He journals and writes memoir and personal stories about travel and sustainable development.
Patrick is a Director for Belize Open Source – Sustainable Development, a non-profit organization that invites people to collaborate on an open-source approach to implement and participate in a land-based learning and community outreach center and working farm on 40 acres in Belize. He volunteers with Engineers Without Borders to partner with developing communities, worldwide, to improve their quality of life through sustainable engineering projects. He also volunteers with GRID Alternatives to install solar electric systems for low-income families in the Bay Area.
Patrick grew up horseback riding on ranches along the front range of the Rockies. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines and earned an MBA. He is a registered Mechanical and Professional Engineer and a certified Project Management Professional. He is within a few months of retirement from his 29 + year career as a project engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Patrick practices mindfulness and meditates daily. He writes in the context of exploring applications of his time and energy as he transitions to the next phase of his life. He is involved in sustainable development and applies his talents to help solve problems such as lack of clean water, sanitation, nutrition, poverty, health, and education.