Patti was born and raised in Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio State University with a major in Fine Arts and a minor in Zoology. She moved to Jackson Hole in 1980. Patti has had a varied career as a children's book illustrator for 18 years, Founder of the Arts for the Parks program, Marketing and Development Director for the National Museum of Wildlife Art, an Assistant Headmaster for the Rabun Gap School in Georgia, and a Real Estate Agent and Marketing Coordinator for Graham4 with Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates. Patti is currently the Executive Director for the Children's Learning Center. She has an expansive background in leadership and volunteerism, including serving as a Teton Science School Board member and Chairman of the Board in the 1980s, a former Jackson Hole Woman of the Year and she serves on the Vestry of St. John's Episcopal Church. Her interests have always been in the arts and natural sciences. She enjoys hiking, wildlife watching and spending time with her daughter, son-in-law and 5 grandchildren.
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)