Pat has helped educate, motivate, support, and challenge people for the better part of three decades. Pat is a problem-solver and an optimist. Her philosophy is that we can tackle just about anything, as long as we have the right tools, which include education and hope, which she provides in ample supply.
Pat is the author of Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, creator of the Positives About Negative blog, a nationally published writer, an award-winning teacher, and an engaging speaker. She is a recognized authority on the magazine industry, as co-author of The Magazine from Cover to Cover and a well-respected writing coach.
Through it all, what Pat does best is help people make sense of things, to encourage them on whatever journey they embark on, and to be a friend. Her last name, by the way, is the Slovenian word for friend.