Patty has over 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, event management, branding, promotions, and donor development. She spent the majority of her career in the non-profit sector where she successfully designed and implemented in person events from inception to execution for audiences of up to 10,000. With a special emphasis in radio marketing and promotions, Patty is skilled at donor development, outdoor advertising, and radio campaigns to help increase revenue for clients. She has a passion for helping organizations reach their full potential, and reinventing how non-profits and small businesses tell their stories. In 2018 Patty started Embracing You Events, a platform which encourages women to network and engage around issues such as body image, mental health, parenting, and other challenges they may be facing.

Patty resides with her husband in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  She enjoys biking, reading, and spoiling her two dogs Kirby and Winston.