Born in York, PA, Patti enjoyed ice skating and playing in the snow. She then moved on to Junior High in Los Angeles and High School in Texas. Patti’s artistic side allowed her to graduate from UT Austin in three years with a double major in Painting and Drawing and Art History and an M.A. in Public School Administration at Chapman College in Orange County after attending art school at Long Beach State. Patti’s purpose in life is to connect people. This was fulfilled throughout her 20s and early 30s through teaching Jr. high, Sr. High, College, and University as an Art Teacher. She helped students connect with themselves through the world of Art. They connected with history, their world and community.