About Mary Pat
With my youngest child getting ready to go off to college, it was time for me to figure out what was next for me after 17 wonderful years of being at home, volunteering at school and church and all that. I came up with the idea a while back because of three things:
- I love teenagers.
- I love helping people.
- I love telling people what to do.
And there is actually a 4th – growing up, all I ever wanted to be was a teacher. I completed UCLA's Certificate in College Counseling (awarded with distinction). I love working with the students because every student is different. I do not have a "one size fits all" approach to college counseling.
Before motherhood, I worked in the investment brokerage industry for 13 years where I obtained my Series 7 and insurance licenses. I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Detroit-Mercy.
We moved to Seattle in 1999. I live in Redmond with my husband Tim, daughter Maggie, son Jack and dogs Lulu and Charlie. Charlie likes to think he is my office assistant.