Patty’s work ethic began at the age of nine while picking strawberries in the fields around Hillsboro, Oregon. Many years later she earned her Associates degree as an Accounting Technician from Lower Columbia College, graduating with honors in 1996. Before moving to Longview, she worked in the electronics industry in Beaverton, Oregon. Patty joined the firm in June of 2009 as the internal bookkeeper, bringing with her more than ten years of bookkeeping experience. She immediately implemented changes in her position and prides herself on her successes in making daily tasks more efficient. The increase in efficiency has allowed her to provide timely and accurate information to the shareholders to assist in firm management decisions.
As a transplant from the Los Angeles area, Patty has proven her love of the Northwest outdoors with several backpacking trips in Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park and in the Three Sisters area of Oregon. She has also spent time skiing on Mt. Bachelor and even overcame her fear of skiing extreme verticals. Another of Patty’s excursions included water skiing on Lake Billy Chinook in Central Oregon. Throughout the years, she has volunteered at the various grade schools her children attended and helped cook dinners for the homeless. She is an active member of her church and enjoys visiting family, reading, watching movies and spending time with her with her kids, granddaughter and three cats.