A native of northern Vermont, Patricia started playing the horn at 10 years old. She studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and later at McGill University. In 2000 Patricia was awarded a fellowship with the New World Symphony were she spent the next two years under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. In 2002 she won the position of Principal horn with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Patricia has been invited to play with some of the top orchestras in North America, including the Montreal Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She teaches at the University of Manitoba and can frequently be seen playing with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, Groundswell, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.