Patty is the oldest daughter from a military family that traveled extensively during her youth. Finally settling in Tennessee during her high school years, Patty obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee (the real UT!), and then a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Gaining experience with several Courts and Judges in Nashville, she entered private practice as a litigator, and eventually became a partner with Braun & Crotwell. Additional work experience with FedEx and Environmental Resources Management couldn't keep Patty tied to a desk -- she left it all to open The High Country Market with Peter in Lake City, Colorado.