Pat was born and raised in Eastern Washington. Her brother still farms the family farm. After graduating from Almira High School, she obtained a bachelors degree from Washington State University. She returned to Spokane in 2007 for family reasons. She obtained an AAS in Software Development from Spokane Community College in June 2010.

She lives in the Spokane area with her cat and dog. The dog likes long walks without a leash, especially when water is involved. The cat likes laps. One must be careful, however, in that she is easily peeved and shows her displeasure with her teeth. Pat’s enjoying some free time and exercising more regularly.