Patti began coaching at Seal Beach Swim Club in 1999 after 11 years at Golden West and four years at Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team. She has coached every level of swimmer from the four year old developmental swimmer to Olympic Trial Qualifiers.
As an athlete herself, she competed at the Senior National level in both swimming and water polo. She therefore understands and admires the dedication required to succeed in swimming and has always enjoyed working with these young athletes.
Patti grew up in the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor area and attended local schools. She earned her degree in Accounting from CSULB. She currently resides in Los Alamitos with her husband, Colin, where they raised their two sons Chris and Timothy.