MLH staff’s broad and diverse skill sets allow the organization to advocate for affordable housing in the Eastern Sierra region. As a community leader, MLH has worked on local policy development, Housing Element updates, development agreements, and much more in our mission to support affordable housing initiatives. Affordable housing benefits the local workforce, small businesses, prospective employers, and our community and we are dedicated to spreading this positive message. We thank our Board of Directors, past staff members, and community for their guiding inspiration.
Always seeking to help improve the lives of others, Jennifer began her professional career with the Mono County Library where she successfully expanded the volunteer program and later went on to become the Assistant to the County Librarian. In 2006, she joined the Mammoth Lakes Housing team where she quickly moved from Programs Manager to Deputy Director and is now the organization’s Executive Director. Through her efforts, MLH has distributed over $4 million in down payment assistance loans in Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, and the City of Bishop. Her efforts have directly contributed to the increase in available affordable rentals in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Plant Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Mammoth Lakes with her husband and two daughters and enjoys Nordic skiing, biking, hiking, camping, and gardening.
Patricia is passionate about community and economic development. Before joining Mammoth Lakes Housing, she worked for the Town of Mammoth Lakes developing and implementing the successful Transient Occupancy Tax Enforcement & Revenue Collection Program. Patricia holds a Master of Arts in both Community & Regional Planning and Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Thought & Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her interests range from sustainable tourism planning and land use law to participatory economic development strategies. She is an active member of the Mammoth Lakes Women’s Club which raises funds for many community programs. Patricia and her husband enjoy hiking, snowboarding, and playing with their dog, Zane.