Kyle Patterson

Kyle Patterson

Special Representative

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Ontario, CA USA

Everybody has a talent. We don’t know it necessarily in the beginning, but taking time and patience is going to be a big key to your success.


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Kyle Patterson


My road in life has been direct.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
I made some mistakes when I was younger and ended up being incarcerated for about six years.
After getting out, I went to the parole office and saw a flier for an introduction to construction program.
I decided to try the program out and turn my life around.
I built my career in the construction industry and eventually worked my way up to a foreman position.
I now serve as a special representative for the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, where I work to create work opportunities for the membership.
Keep following my journey


Special Representative

I help create work opportunities for the carpenters membership.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Building Things

Day to Day

I'm out of the house and on the road by 4:30 a.m. I spend my days answering calls and emails in order to get out in front of projects. It's my goal to organize and create work opportunities for the membership by connecting with others, like elected officials, for example.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Take advantage of training sites. Gain as many different certifications as you can to round-out your skill set. On-the-job training and experience is the most important. You need to always be paying attention to your journeyman and focusing on gaining that knowledge and experience when learning your trade.


Challenges I Overcame

Formerly Incarcerated