Patty has more than 25 years of administration and human resources experience. During that time, Patty served as employee policy coordinator and human resource director for several companies. She specializes in employment law, employee policy, compensation and performance management design and administration. As a resident of Annapolis, Patty has always supported efforts for the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding areas. Working for the Conservancy gives her the chance to take these efforts a step further and to help educate people about challenges facing our environment.
Curtis brings over 25 years of accounting experience to the Conservancy, with 10 years of that being in accounting management positions. He has served in a wide spectrum of organizational types, from governmental, to non-profit, and even as Director of Accounting and Administration for a publicly traded gold mining operation. A native of the deserts of Southern California, Curtis is naturally drawn to the water, and appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the Conservancy’s mission. Curtis resides in California, Maryland with his wife and youngest son.
Before joining Chesapeake Conservancy, Mende lived in Florida, where she owned and managed a small business for 12 yrs. While in Florida, she began to notice effects of over development and spoke out against several proposed developments in wetlands in her area. Being a lover of nature and wildlife, she planted numerous native trees and shrub host plants. Mende has continued her efforts and passion for nature here in Maryland as she and her sister have worked together to cultivate a pollinator garden along with native trees and shrub host plants. She and her sister also help support the Monarch population through the planting of milkweed and care for Monarch and also Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. Mende is extremely excited to be part of and support the work of the team at Chesapeake Conservancy. She resides in Davidsonville with her cats Swiper, Cupcake and Pippa.