I am the family record keeper, collector of photographs and stories. In exploring my ancestors’ stories I have traveled to North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and several towns in the Spokane, Washington area. I have yet to visit Willmar, Minnesota and Norway to explore more of my mother’s family.
I was co-founder of The Clean Air Store in Palo Alto, California and ECR Associates, environmental consulting and research. I also served as a founding board member and/or staff of various environmental, political, educational, spiritual, and community groups. Most frequently I originated or expanded an organization’s newsletter. While working as executive secretary of the World Business Academy, I began a newsletter to connect members of the academy with each other and when that became the quarterly business journal, Perspectives, I became editor and producer. I am editor of the anthology When the Canary Stops Singing: Women’s Perspective on Transforming Business (Berrett-Koehler, 1994). At the author’s request I have contributed to Heart Links by Louise P. Hauck and The Spirit of Retirement by James A. Autry.
Following my husband’s death I compiled and published a book of his family’s history. Another books, My Name is Lyla, a collection of my mother’s poems, includes a short biography of her life. My three children and five grandchildren provide the personal motivation for writing my own memoir—a work in process.
A resident of Nevada City, I am a member of the Association of Personal Historians, Nevada County Business and Professional Women, and Sierra Writers.
My business, Lifeline Stories, was formed to assist others in preserving their personal and family stories for future generations. Please refer to my website for details: www.lifelinestories.comPat Barrentine P. O. Box 1033 Nevada City, CA 95959 530-478-0995 email@example.com Website: www.lifelinestories.com