Patty was raised in the Radcliffe/Ellsworth, IA area, where she currently resides. She attended Waldorf College and received her Bachelors degree at Mankato State University. After raising two sons, she held various jobs until 2004 when she became part of BVS joining her husband, Wes, in the business. At that time there was one other office person at the Ellsworth, IA office, which eventually became BVS’s main headquarters. The first few months were spent restructuring and learning the computer program which is still in use today. Patty handled many of the business functions such as invoicing, ordering, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Since then, and as BVS has grown, the number of office personnel has also grown out of necessity. She is now the Financial Manager, working with general ledger, banking, balance sheets, profit/loss sheets, some accounts payable, sales and purchasing reporting for the owners, sales force, and vendors.