Patty Huffer attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Education in Home Economics (now referred to as Life Skills or Family Ecology). She earned her Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. After having her children, Patty served as a Brownie Leader and then an Assistant Cub Scout Leader for several years. For a total of almost 17 years, she taught Life Skills classes in Westwood Heights School District in Flint, Michigan and Frankenmuth and Troy, MI school districts. Currently, Patty is retired and enjoys volunteering for St. Clair Butterfly Foundation, Troy Senior Computer Learning Center, and other organizations such as Arts and Scraps and Gleaners Food Bank. In addition, she dabbles in quilting and various sewing projects some of which are donated to organizations for program support or fundraising such as Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan.