Patricia is experienced as a security program developer and manager, a training director and risk solutions advisor. With a fortunate, dynamic and diverse career, she has served in a variety of roles from strategic planner, law enforcement officer, field training supervisor, senior instructor, and coordinator of programs and projects. She began her career in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant in the military police, then as a leader of the original member of a consulting team that introduced civilian law enforcement to the U.S. Marine Corps. She was a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and subsequently a security advisor and consultant within the Homeland Security, other defense industries and the not for profit industry. She is a certified trainer in Rape Aggression Defense women's self-defense, SABRE Pepper Spray and NRA basic pistol certification. She is a community volunteer and Mission Continues fellow.