Patricia was raised in Mancos, CO in the same house she and Jack live in now. Her father relocated to Mancos to help develop the irrigation infrastructure in the region. Being a professional soil conservationist, he knew how to pick a property with high producing soils. Patricia was an educator for many years, teaching Music and Movement as well as piano. When her father passed, she and Jack were able to keep the property in the family and keep it productive. They spent many summers in Mancos keeping up the infrastructure. There was no question in her mind that Mancos would always be home. Patricia keeps busy by donating her time to Mancos Valley Resources, Mount Lookout Grange, and Pay It Forward. She is also an incredible photographer.