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Yvon Chouinard

Born: 9-Nov-1938
Birthplace: Lewiston, ME

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Activist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder, Patagonia

Military service: US Army (1962-64)

Father: Gerard Chouinard
Mother: Yvonne
Sister: Rachel Hopkins
Sister: Doris Blackey
Brother: Gerald Conrad Chouinard (b. 23-Sep-1923, d. 19-Jun-2008, heart failure)
Wife: Malinda Pennoyer (m. 1971)
Son: Fletcher
Daughter: Claire

    High School: Burbank, CA
    University: Valley Junior College, Valley Glen, CA

    Patagonia Founder
    1% for the Planet Board of Directors (emeritus)
    1% for the Tetons Advisory Board
    America Coming Together
    Balanced Rock Board of Directors (emeritus)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Conservation International Board of Directors (emeritus)
    Defense of Place Board of Directors
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
    Environmental Defense Center Advisory Board
    League of Conservation Voters
    Nader 2000
    Restore Hetch Hetchy Advisory Committee
    Save the Waves Coalition Advisory Board
    Sierra Club
    Southern California Falconry Club
    Surfrider Foundation Founding Advisory Board Member
    Endorsement of American Express 2010
    Vagrancy Winslow, AZ (1962)
    French-Canadian Ancestry

Author of books:
Climbing Ice (1978)
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman (2005, memoir)


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