Patty has lived in the Imperial Valley for over 50 years. She majored in Home Economics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and graduated from San Diego State University. She has been an active member of the community. Involved with 4-H as a leader and Community Leader for 20 years, served on the California Mid-Winter Fair Board for 18 years, three as President. She has served on the Imperial Valley Community Foundation Board. Because of her interest in food preparation she personally works with our staff in this area.