Patty Civalleri

Patty Civalleri

As a historian with a passion for global archaeology, Patty Civalleri has traveled for 16 years to the deepest corners of our ancient past in search of lost civilizations all over the planet. She has had the privilege of doing so with some of the foremost archaeologists and scientists in the world. Patty was the co-author of the best-seller "BECOMING TRADER JOE", the founding story of America's Sweetheart retail grocery brand, with the "real Trader Joe" himself, Joe Coulombe. Joe's voice can be heard in every single sentence as he tells the brilliant, deep, humorous, and sometimes even touching founding story of Trader Joe's. In her travel books, she presents the world with the same intellectual excitement that has driven her through lost caves, ancient tombs, and historical personalities that have been lost to time. Civalleri sees the world as a huge playground of personal enrichment that is open 24/7 to anyone with an adventurous heart and a curious mind. Her Travel Books have won 13 global awards including: The Irwin Award for the Best International Travel Book of the Year The Ian Award for the Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year, as well as the Best Travel Book of the Year As a Public Speaker, Patty's naturally animated personality dominates the stage with a huge variety of discussions including Deep Italy Travel, the Roman Empire, Renaissance History, World Travel, Archaeology & Travel, Women in Egypt, Women & Travel, How to Differentiate your Business, and so much more. Patty enjoys the honor of serving on ~ the Director's Council of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), ~ the Board of the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at California State University in Long Beach (CSULB), ~as 2018-2022 Commodore of the Alamitos Bay Chargers boating club in Long Beach, Ca. ~as the 2019-2022 Prospective Member Mentor for the Corsair Yacht Club in Catalina Island, Ca. As a writer, photographer, graphic designer, and technology professional, Patty has had the pleasure of building websites, photographing, marketing, and writing for over a hundred commercial business clients across the US. Civalleri is an avid cook, mom, sailor, photographer, historian, singer, and classical pianist residing in Long Beach, California.
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