Patty has 30 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and treatment, 20 of which have been spent in Western North Carolina. Patti has played a formative role in prevention services throughout our region. She believes in people’s ability to make positive decisions, with education and support. Hiking, bicycling and paddling are some of her hobbies. She is also a life long learner. Additionally, her 7 cats will attest to the fact that she is a cat whisperer.
Jane was born and raised in the Midwest. Jane has enjoyed the past 19 years in WNC. She earned a B.S. from Western Ill. Univ. and a M.S. from Univ. of Wis.-Madison. She also did graduate work at UNC Chapel Hill. Jane has 28 years experience teaching. For the past 4 years Jane has been actively engaged in a variety of prevention programs at Mountain Projects. Jane has 2 grown children and 3 active grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, sports and paddling.
Mark has over 29 years of military service. He has 6 years of experience having begun his prevention career in the NCNG Counterdrug Task Force. His past civilian sector employment also instilled planning and teamwork. A lifelong resident of NC, his amusements often include fishing and the shooting sports. Mark spends a great deal of quality time with his wife and son. The whole family savors the experience of varied food & culture afforded by travel.