Name: Patrick Walker
Where do you work? Funeral Directors Life
What’s your job title/what do you do? OnBase Engineer
Where are you from? Tulsa, Oklahoma
If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? 19 years, I moved to Abilene when I was a kid for my dad’s job. I went to High School here and ACU.
What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? I love the small community feel but like that Abilene is beginning to be more forward thinking. The downtown project is a great example!
What do you do in your free time? Golf, Workout, and work on my side business. I own a Valet and Transportation Company (Elite Fleet Valet) that requires most of my free time.
What organizations (non-profit) in town do you choose to support and why? o you serve on any boards in the community or participate in any other groups? If so, what do you enjoy about your participation? I was the Interim Executive Director for Abilene Youth Sports Authority (AYSA) for about year before Brandon Osborne came on. I am a donor of the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center and on the Sports Alliance of Abilene Committee and the Grant Committee within the Sports Alliance. I like being able to be involved in the youth of Abilene and sports related activities. Sports is a great way to teach lessons that go beyond the field or court.
What’s something you’re passionate about and why? I believe in developing leaders. I meet with a group of high school Seniors every week to talk about life, biblical lessons, and just to bond and hang out. We started when they were 7th graders so it’s been cool to see them grow.
Share a fun fact about yourself other AYP Members might not know! I am a triplet. Two sisters my same age and one older sister as well. Couldn’t get a brother!