Patty serves as Conservation Programs Director for Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (MCRCD). She joined MCRCD in 2001, first serving as the Navarro Watershed Coordinator. She has been instrumental in securing more than four million dollars for MCRCD projects since 2009. A graduate of Humboldt State, with a master’s degree in environmental education, Patty brings to the mix ten years’ experience as a fisheries technician for private consulting firms, and five years as a director for an award-winning AmeriCorps program. In 2012, Patty collaborated with USDA NRCS to complete the Mendocino County Permit Coordination Program. Currently, Patty serves on the Mendocino County Fish & Game Commission and is a member of the Wood for Salmon Workgroup.