Patty Schwartz grew up in Iowa and received her BA in Marketing and Finance from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. After college, she was a marketing director in the insurance and computer software industries. Patty and her family moved to Sandpoint in 1994. She is involved in the Sandpoint community and the schools in the Lake Pend Oreille School District through volunteering, fundraising, and freelance marketing. A lot of her attention focuses on her three sons, all Sandpoint High School graduates, and their activities. Patty’s older sons attend Boise State University. Patty also serves on the Board of Directors at Luther Park of Sandpoint.