El Patrón
Don Lorenzo

“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” —Rainer Maria Rilke

Lorenzo's 25 Lessons I Learned ...
was the #1 best selling photo essay on amazon.com for both 2010 and 2011

In addition to being an always-aspiring artist-in-hibernation, Lorenzo loves spending time with his friends and family, including five children.

Born and raised in San Jose, CA, Lorenzo’s Jesuit high school education instilled in him the importance of being “a person for others.” As a result, he's spent much of his time involved in community service, most recently serving as a board member of our local homeless shelter and Lincoln Society, as well as the city’s Human Relations & Rights Commission in Peekskill, NY. He is currently a member of the Governance Board of the Turquoise Trail Charter School in Santa Fe, a 2022 Parents Together NM Education Fellow, and a Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing Fellow (a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program).

He is also an award-winning NYC street photographer and the author of the #1 best selling photo essay on amazon.com for both 2010 and 2011 , 25 Lessons I've Learned about Photography...Life!

Lorenzo earned a B.A. in International Cultural Studies and Cultural Anthropology from UCLA, completed graduate studies in Global Political Science at SJSU and received a Masters in International Public Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs from Columbia University. Dedicated to a lifetime of learning, he most recently completed the Johns Hopkins Executive Data Science program and the Wharton School Business Analytics Certificate.

He spent the first half of his adult life as a marketing and communications professional who loves storytelling and engaging people through words, calls-to-action and images. With more than 30 years of experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, he has led many sales, marketing, media relations, social media, communications, data analytics and engagement initiatives over his career.

Lorenzo is also an avid runner, hiker, foodie and advocate of being “fit after 50.” He loves music and has been a DJ for 35 years, serving as New York Life’s NYC Pride Parade float DJ from 2016-2019.

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