Patrice was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in business administration and accounting. She moved north after her apartment was declared off limits following the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Patrice’s career path has taken her from an accountant with Ernst & Young to marketing and sales at Tiffany & Co., and Baume and Mercier.
She retired from her most recent position as a fundraising consultant with Lester Consulting Group and is currently involved as a community volunteer. Patrice and her husband, Eric, have two children in middle school at Country Day.