After graduation I attended Foothill College and San Francisco State University. I met my future wife Cindy, a Cubberley class of '70 grad, in the midst of my senior year at Paly and we married four years to the day of our first date (NYE of 1972). My job at the time we married was with Deluxe Check Printers in Campbell while living in Fremont CA. That job ended when we moved to Angels Camp in Calaveras County shortly after the birth of our son Owen. Our daughter Erin was born in 1981. After working at several jobs in that area I became employed with Calaveras County Social Services which later became Calaveras Works and Human Services. I retired from that job after 27 years, most of them as an Employment Specialist with Families with Dependent Children. I was also a Calaveras County School Board trustee for 23 years during that time. We lost Cindy in 2001, which was a shock to our family, friends, and everyone who knew her. Four years after that I began a certificate program in Music Business at San Francisco State Extended Learning and drove there weekly for the next four years, completing the program just before I got an unexpected opportunity to retire from my job with incentives due to the severe recession that occurred in 2007-9. I then spent my time in San Jose with a person I was with at the time and started working doing publicity and promotion with some venues and doing the same on Facebook through my page, The Grapevyne, in support of the local music community in the wider Bay Area. I still do that and basically go to music every night. I still have my house in Murphys, which my daughter Erin and her husband live in, but I spend most of my time in Moss Beach living with Chris, whom I met in 2012. I am very proud of my children. My son Owen, who lives on Treasure Island, is now an attorney who works with a firm that has gotten very involved with providing assistance to victims of both the North Bay and Camp fires, for which he has been the point man working directly with those people. Daughter Erin, a professional juggler, is employed by the International Juggling Association. since 2011 she has developed and grown her concept of International Juggling Competitions of which she is the director, and in which several competitions are held in various parts of the world annually. I call her our American Juggling Ambassador. I was thrilled when in 2018 the Paly Juggling Club had their first annual juggling festival to which Erin was invited, and to which I got to come see my daughter perform on the new performing arts center stage of my alma mater.
Nowadays I go by a nickname, Trick, which I acquired while working at a music festival in Georgia in 2002. After all, I am Patrick, born on Halloween, and I have a trick in my name. Trick or Treat!