Founder

An intuitive business strategist, Patti founded Imagine That in 1985 after studying design at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She has an easygoing approach to creative problem solving, and her insightful perspective leads to design that is as fresh as it is effective. Working with a smile and a down-to-earth attitude, Patti has built the business largely on referrals, and is recognized in the industry for her ability to sustain successful long-term client relationships.

Recently Patti acquired WBENC status as a minority owned business for Imagine That Design Studio – learning so much from this nationwide organization.

Extremely active in the arts, non-profit and travel/hospitality community, she is the Co-Founder and publishing force behind Tango Diva – an online travel magazine and social network empowering women to travel.

Patti is an active Board Director of VIDA – a Bay Area non-profit providing medical relief to Latin America, the Membership Officer for South Beach Yacht Club in San Francisco and last but not least – an avid member of NATAS.

She has served as a judge for many design competitions over the years, as an entrepreneurial mentor, and as an arbiter for Printing Industries of Northern California.

She has presided over Artists in Print, served on the HOW DESIGN Conference Advisory Council and served on the award-winning “STEP in design” Magazines Advisory Board.

In 2021 she served on the Board of Recreational Boaters of California.

In 2022 she is serving as Junior Staff Commodore for Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association, established in 1896 – which serves 110 Yacht Clubs in Northern California and as Executive Director of the Fillmore Merchants Association.