Wendy Coate is a California native and has been a Manhattan Beach resident since 1992. Along with her husband Chuck they raised two children who started K-12 at Pacific Elementary and graduated from Mira Costa High School. The eldest is now at Vanderbilt Law School and the other at Berkeley. Wendy has been with Hewlett-Packard, now HP Inc., for over 20 years. Prior to HP she was with Merisel, a computer distributor. Although she continued to work full time, Wendy was able to volunteer in the classroom and on the board of Mira Costa’s Model United Nations Program. Both of her children participated in Manhattan Beach Youth Council. Wendy saw first-hand the benefit of this program which later inspired Wendy’s participation as a volunteer with Manhattan Beach Youth Council.