Mr. Patterson was born and raised in the Northern California Bay Area. His early life exposed him to the challenges of gangs, drugs and violence at a young age. His willingness to overcome those obstacles has given him a unique “attitude of gratitude” and a passion to serve young people. He is a youth anti-gang expert and an active member in San Antonio’s recovery community.
One of Mr. Patterson’s proudest achievements includes having created and developed the youth anti-gang/anti-violence curriculum “THUGS and DRUGS: The Resurrection.”