Patti is an educator, Community Service-Learning leader, children’s book author, small business owner, wife and mother. She is Co-Author of 2 award- winning children’s books, in the series, Little Kids Do Big Things. The 3rd book, GOTTA HAVE HEART, will be released summer '22. The books emanate from a lifelong devotion to kids, with the dream they grow to be people who are good, caring, and giving to others.
Upon graduation from UC Berkeley and a newlywed, her first role was as an elementary teacher at The Dalton School in NYC. Along the way she and her husband, of soon to be 55 years ( yes, she was robbed at birth ) raised 3 children. There were years of volunteer leadership/board participation and Co/Founding of and long involvement with the Community Service Learning Program (k-12) for Beverly Hills Schools. There’ve been awards and years of joy, happiness and gratitude.
When her husband served as Mayor of BH for 2 terms, Patti was in-house Political Consultant, Event Planner and even rode atop a Rose Bowl float for Beverly Hills 75th Anniversary.
At the BH Maple Counseling Center she facilitated school community circle meetings and enjoyed years of involvement with BOOKENDS .. Kids Helping Kids for Literacy and the Co-Founding/Chair of the popular Scrabble Challenge Fundraiser.
Her loves.. family, friends, writing, reading, politics and society/ global affairs, travel, and exercise, especially spinning. She heartily applauds the excellent opportunities Visionary Women provides.
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