Patti grew up in Bellaire -living with her family in their home on N. Bridge Street, the home is known today as the Bellaire Smokehouse; she graduated from Bellaire High School and attended Northwestern Michigan College. She worked at Shanty Creek Resorts for 30 years in various positions, the last five years as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. For three years was General Manager at the Bellaire Golf Club & T-Bones Restaurant. The past eight years has served as Executive Director of the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as Secretary on the School Board of Education for Bellaire Public Schools; as a Director on the Board of the Bellaire Family Health Center; Treasurer on the Paddle Antrim Board and a member of the Destination Bellaire Marketing Committee. She is a member of the Bellaire Community United Methodist Church. She resides in Bellaire and loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren.