Pam holds a B.S. in Marketing from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Pam began her career in Columbus where she lived for 25 years and served in several different capacities with her longest tenure at the Ohio State Medical Association in Hilliard, OH for 15 years. There, Pam began her endeavors in fundraising, serving as Director of Development for the Ohio Medical Educational Research Foundation.
Pam returned to northeast Ohio in 2004 to pursue an entrepreneurial venture when she acquired an established retail floral business in North Kingsville, Ohio and launched The Wooden Apple as owner and principal designer, where she nurtured her creative ability and honed her self-taught floral design and event business.
In 2009, Pam returned to the professional fundraising arena and joined Kent State University Ashtabula as Associate Director of Development and Major Gifts where she worked with individuals and businesses throughout Ashtabula County to advance philanthropy for a variety of campus initiatives.
In 2013, Pam joined Lake Erie College as Senior Director of Development, building relationships with alumni, faculty, staff, board members and constituents of the College, spearheaded numerous College advancement initiatives and provided leadership for many individuals and areas of advancement.
2020 took Pam across the country when she relocated to Phoenix, AZ to serve as Executive Director of two non-profit foundations; OdySea Aquarium Foundation and Butterfly Wonderland Foundation in Scottsdale, AZ, both of which sought to educate, engage, enrich, and inspire all ages to conserve and protect our planet.
After a short time in Arizona, Pam once again returned to northeast Ohio where she served as Director of Development for Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity, advancing philanthropy and advocating for affordable housing across the dual-county area.
Pam is delighted to be part of The Fine Arts Association where she can marry her creative flare and experience in fundraising to foster a community empowered by the arts. In her spare time, Pam continues to cultivate her love of floral design and enjoys spending time at home with her husband in their ‘little slice of paradise’ on the shores of Lake Erie.