Patrice retired in 2009 as the Chief Helicopter Pilot and helicopter flight instructor for the St. Louis County Police Department where she served for more than 28 years. She was a member of the SWAT team for 10 years and is a precision marksman. Perhaps that is where she gets her amazing talent for perfection and detail! She was nominated for an “American All-Stars Hero” award with the TV-show America’s Most Wanted. She is a Past President with a local Zonta Club and served as a board member with Safe Connections. Patrice was a candidate for the Missouri State Senate in 2018. She is also a driver education instructor and works one-on-one in the vehicle with students of all ages who are learning to drive.
Patrice loves working with tools! She can fix and build anything and has done rehabs on homes, including her own where she built a stone patio. With Butterfly and Moon Designs, she works with much smaller stones! She discovered her passion for jewelry making while helping Brenda fix some rosary beads that were with Brenda’s mother on the day of her death in a car crash. Since that first “fix” Patrice has focused on wire-wrapping semi-precious stones, creating pendants and custom leather cuff bracelets. She also has a talent for jewelry repair.