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About Us

Show Up & Love Board of Directors

Show Up & Love is dedicated to encourage, support, empower and be a guiding light for people challenged with depression and trauma to understand self-love and find joy. We provide a supportive community that is ready to encourage and uplift you as we guide you through your journey.

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Meet The Team

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Lorrine Patterson

Founder & CEO

Lorrine Patterson was born in Guam but never got to experience that version of island life. Her family moved to Oahu, Hawaii when she was only a few months old and they stayed there until Lorrine turned 12. After watching her parents divorce, she moved to California with her mother. These experiences during her formative years helped create a lasting sense of wonder and curiosity for the world around her.


Lorrine earned her BS in Business Management and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She has worked in the hotel industry, property management, and facilities management and specializes in customer service. Passionate about all she does, Lorrine stewed over the idea of writing a book for the better part of a decade. It wasn’t until the realities of pandemic life in 2020 took hold that she decided it was finally time to put pen to paper. Through the suffering and troubling times Lorrine finally discovered her true passion and purpose in life, bringing some goodness to a world in need. Her first book, Freeing Your Heart For Love is a memoir where Lorrine shares some of her greatest challenges in life with hopes to encourage and inspire you.


When she wrote her book and released it, she asked herself this question, “What is beyond the book?” Lorrine knew that she wanted to reach more people all over the world with her powerful story of overcoming, but also wanted to take it further and be a Philanthropist. This is when she decided to start a nonprofit.

 Lorrine is a simple woman who believes everything happens for a reason and, even if we aren’t meant to understand why, we are all guided to the right place at the right time. Armed with this theory, she approaches each new day with a contagious enthusiasm.

Lorrine enjoys spending quality time with her family. She met the love of her life in 2017 and has never been happier. She loves quiet days at the beach and listening to her three grandchildren splash and play with the innocence only youth provides.

Hugo Ponsonnet

Board Treasurer

Hugo Ponsonnet is originally from Lyon, France.  At the age of 18, he decided to pursue the American dream and moved to the U.S.  After completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona States University, he moved to San Francisco to run a wholesale distribution company that specializes in sustainable food packaging.


He eventually had the pleasure of meeting Lorrine and soon after was given the opportunity to join her Board of Directors.  Lorrine’s true dedication and passion to help people with depression and abuse made him realize that he wanted to help in any way he can. He is looking forward to making a significant positive impact in our community and better people’s lives.


Max Jones

Board Secretary

Born and raised in California, Max Jones is a passionate self-starter intent on spreading peace throughout the world. After facing his own mental health struggles head on he obtained a newfound resolve to inspire others discover self-love. Max joined Show Up and Love with the hope of helping others to lead a life of peace and happiness. He enjoys music, nature, and the beach.

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