About PATRICK DECKER
Patrick (段仕诚 - पैट्रिक् डेकर) has been a resident of Lynnwood for over thirty five years. He is married to his wife of 27 years, who is a first generation immigrant from Thailand. They own a home here and have raised their three sons in this community. Patrick is employed at Microsoft in the finance group, focusing on Strategic Enterprise Agreements. He is a graduate of Edmonds College, and the University of Washington Henry M Jackson School of International Studies, with a double bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Chinese Language and Literature. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and for fun last year he read the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West” in Chinese. He is also a third degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, and was ranked nationally for two years.
Patrick has had the opportunity and blessing of living in many places around the world. While young, he spent two years in Japan and then a good chunk of his childhood on the beaches of Southern California. His junior year of High School was spent in Compton California, and his Senior Year in Yuma Arizona, where he worked as a field laborer harvesting cotton, vegetables, wheat, and other crops. He subsequently lived for three years in China, and during one twelve month period, visited over 20 cities in China from XiAn (西安)to GuangZhou (广州)as well as multiple cities in India.
For fun, Patrick likes to spend time with his family, hiking, backpacking, and travelling. He is also an avid sailor, and you will often find him and his family sailing Puget Sound.
Community Involvement (Past and Present)
Civil Service Commission
Cops and Clergy
City Planning Commission
City Planning Commission Chair
Lynnwood City Center Project Committee Member
Lynnwood City Center Sub Area Regulations Committee Member
Lynnwood High School Senior Project Mentor
University of Washington Student Mentor
Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach
Washington State Trade Delegate to China
Seattle - Kaohsiung Sister City Committee Member