After being recruited by her husband and board member, Dusty Dowse, to help organize the annual Bread Fair, she was asked to serve as a Maine Grain Alliance Board member as well. While Patti neither bakes nor farms, she enjoys the results of both, and likes to share her enthusiasm with the rest of the eaters out there. After a lengthy career in small business as a handbag designer and manufacturer, Patti brings marketing and promotion skills to the work of the Maine Grain Alliance.