Patricia has been an animal lover her entire life. Born and raised in western New York, she has fond memories of farm life and many pets. After earning a Bachelor of Education in 1975 from Alderson Broaddus College, she married her high school sweetheart, taught for a bit and moved to Florida. Patricia had 20 years of Banking in Port Charlotte. She changed jobs and spent the next 18 years working for the Charlotte County Clerk of the Court and officially retired in 2016. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her three children, daughter, and son in law, and her five beautiful grandchildren. Volunteering for Backpack for Kidz is a way she gives back to our community.