Director, Innovation, Client and Portfolio Management at Premera Blue Cross, Patti has a B.A. in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. She has two teenage sons and two active and one semi-active book club memberships. Her previous board service was with Rainier Scholars, TAF, and the Crisis Clinic.
Originally from Missoula, Montana, Patti is an avid tennis player, skier, hiker, and dog walker. As a child, her favorite books were the Nancy Drew series because she loved Nancy’s sleuth escapades and puzzling out the mysteries with her. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is her book recommendation these days—it is a lyrical telling of a southern girl abandoned by her family and left to fend for herself. Patti’s ideal Sunday is making a strong pot of coffee and reading the New York Times for a few hours, then going out on a walk or hike and cooking a little something for her sons to enjoy over a chat about the week to come.