In 2007, Patti was blessed with an opportunity to take early retirement from “Corporate America” which afforded her the opportunity work in animal welfare. In January 2008 she arrived in Kanab Utah and began working at Best Friends’ Animal Sanctuary. It is there that she was first exposed to the amazing potbellied pigs of Piggy Paradise. Having always been an animal lover….she knew what wonderful creatures they were…but had no idea how they would wrap themselves around her heart and become such an integral part of her life.
When she returned to Pennsylvania to be closer to her family, she really missed her piggy pals. She was fortunate enough to be introduced to Susan Magidson at Ross Mill Farm. After the first day of volunteering, she was driving home (1 ½ hours away) thinking what a wonderful experience it had been and was determined to become a part of the Ross Mill Farm and Pig Placement Network family. That was in September 2012.
Patti has been the adoption coordinator (and fill in “wherever” person) since then. In February 2018 she joined the board and became Secretary in November 2018. She is excited to work with the wonderful people who dedicate themselves to improving the lives of these amazing souls.