Patrick Maurer is a dynamic speaker who has already entertained & educated audiences of all ages in over forty states and two provinces, in such venues as Six Flags Magic Mountain, and to such renowned student groups like the National Associaton of Student Councils, FBLA, Key Club International, DECA, and 4-H.
After emerging as active leader in high school where he worked as a Conflict Manager, HOBY Ambassador, Link Crew leader, class president, ASB Senator, and member of the Campbell Union HS District Student Advisory Board, Patrick was recognized by Leigh High School with the Principal’s Cup as well as the creation of a perpetual award named in his honor. Key Club International and Arizona State University further recognized Patrick’s outstanding service as a Key Club President, Top Ten Lt. Governor, and Distinguished Governor of the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Key Club International by awarding him the Arizona State University/KCI Leadership Scholarship.
Patrick accepted the four year scholarship and continued to excel as a leader at Arizona State University. He worked on campus as a Programming Assistant for Student Leadership Programs, an Assistant Supervisor for Student Success Programs, and a Student Coordinator for ASU’s Welcome Week. Patrick actively volunteered as the Vice-Chair for the Arizona HOBY Leadership Seminar, an ASU campus tour guide, and the Vice-President of Membership for the award-winning ASU Student Alumni Association. ASU recognized Patrick’s involvement by making him a member of ASU’s Homecoming Royalty Court and later naming Patrick the Outstanding Male Leader of his graduating class.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Communication from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Patrick returned to San Jose, California to complete the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program at San Jose State University. While taking education courses, he also studied improvisational comedy for a year before becoming a cast member of Comedy Sportz San Jose where he performed family-friendly improvisational comedy for four years. Patrick taught English at a local high school constantly finding new ways to make material connect to students lives before leaving the classroom to create PMaurer Communication LLC.
Patrick continues to find ways to lead, governing as a board member and eventually president of the Leadership Scholarship Program alumni chapter, serving in 2011-2014 as one of 12 members of Volunteer Council for the world-renowned Sundance Film Festival, and contributing as the 2012 Youth Chair for the National Speakers Association.
Patrick now resides in San Diego, California with his wife, Jessica. In his spare time, he enjoys theatre, sailing, film, and cheering on the Padres or his alma mater at sporting events.