Pattie grew up in the small-town McCall, ID, and wanted to venture outside Idaho. So, onto new adventures, for almost 20 years, Pattie lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area. One benefit of living in the Bay Area was the proximity to the California Wine Country and being introduced to French wines by her former boss, she traveled to France multiple times for work, and toured amazing vineyards in the Bordeaux & Burgundy region. She is married to a retired military Army veteran, and they were married in a hot air balloon while floating over the Sonoma Vineyards. Thirteen years ago, the overwhelming call to return to Idaho could no longer be ignored. Introductions were made to some wonderful people in the wine industry, and soon she met Earl & Carrie. Telaya awakened her life-time love of wine, and she started as a part-time accountant for Telaya in 2012 while also working her full-time job. At the most opportune time, Pattie was able to resign from her full-time job and began a new journey as Teleya’s full-time Wine Club Manager and accountant. When Pattie is not working, you will find her with her camera in hand somewhere outdoors. Pattie’s all-time favorite Telaya wine is the Turas (any vintage).