For as long as she can remember, Patty has always enjoyed every opportunity to DANCE HER ASS OFF.
Having started dance at age 3, Patty first began acting in middle school, participating in community theater productions of musicals such as THE TAP DANCE KID and PETER PAN.
In high school, she really fell in love with the craft after being encouraged by her freshman English teacher, Bill Buczinsky, to produce a play for a project. She further cemented this drive in her high school drama program, lead by Richard Zaruba, Patty’s teacher for three years. “Z,” as all the students called him, challenged Patty with many tough leading roles, and during her senior year even appointed her to direct her classmates in a full-length play.
Such the romantic, Patty REALLY wanted to GO FOR IT after high school and do something totally crazy like move to New York or LA to pursue acting, but felt obligated to attend college out of duty. For a while, she resented this feeling of obligation and duty, and used it as a scapegoat when confronting her unrealized dreams. However, after finally moving to LA following college graduation, she realized that it was probably best that she didn’t GO FOR IT at the tender age of 18, otherwise she might have ended up developing a cocaine addiction, selling her soul on a few casting couches, or peaking at 21 with some lame role in a low budget horror film —- boobs out, dignity in shreds.
Instead, she came out to LA with an even bigger drive, but a bigger brain too. And although it took her a period of time to “figure it out,” she eventually signed with a top agency and began booking commercials (Heineken, Intel, Barclay’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, more…), an independent film (Passengers), and some tv work as well (Brothers & Sisters).
After some years of playing the Hollywood game, Patty realized that auditioning and always “waiting” for the next gig left her feeling oddly dissatisfied. She began soul searching and asking herself the fated question: “What is my life purpose?” She realized that ultimately her deepest desire is to inspire people to live their fullest potential and share in laughter through creativity and expression. Rather than waiting, Patty began shifting her life into doing rather than waiting. This began through the inner work of taking responsibility of her own life and how she was creating everything she experienced.
Today Patty is participating in her dream experience, the most exciting social experiment she could have dreamed of with a collective of artists and visionaries with the same mission in mind: To create global community through unconditional love, utilizing sustainable practices and inspiring, educating, and transforming others with media. Patty believes all things in life can be accomplished with love and laughter, never taking herself too seriously. You may see an example in her most recent viral video: