Patty is self-employed as an Aleut Bentwood hat and visor instructor for camps, schools and Universities, including traveling as far south as California to teach this almost lost art. Patty also has multiple Degrees: an A.A. in Police Administration; Tribal Certificate in Tribal Management, including an A.A.S. in Tribal Management and Paralegal degree.
Patty is currently on the Board and the Secretary/Treasurer of the Aleut International Association (A.I.A.); The Ounalashka Corporation board member; The Alaska Sea Otter Commission (TASSC) Treasurer; The Aleut Foundation (TAF) Board member; APICDA CLO (Community Liaison Officer); and Museum of Aleutians (MOTA) – appointed by the Aleut Corporation.