“I like order in my own life and, for me, helping bring order out of chaos and giving someone peace of mind that their financial and household affairs are under control gives me great satisfaction.”

Patrice brings a diverse set of skills to My Personal Bookkeeper. She has worked in marketing and public relations, owned a small business and for the last 20 plus years has been a paralegal/administrative assistant in the practice area of trusts and estates.

Although she will miss the daily-to-day interaction with former clients, working with “new” clients at My Personal Bookkeeper is an exciting new chapter in her career. She has always enjoyed cutting through the financial and legal aspects of estates and trusts. The experience and knowledge gained from working for attorneys in this area will enable her to take the burden off her clients so that they can devote their time to activities that bring them pleasure.

Patrice and husband Richard, a retired attorney, have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. They recently moved to Barrington after living in Arlington Heights for 30 years and are still exploring their new community.

Education:
B.A. in History, Franklin College.
The John Marshall Law School, completed 3 semesters, no degree.

Work: 
Sugar, Felsenthal, Grais & Helsinger LLP, Administrative Assistant, Chicago, IL, Oct 2018 – Feb 2020
Richard P. Miller-Attorney, Paralegal, Arlington Heights, IL, 1996 – August 2018
Gymboree Play & Music Franchise, Owner, Chicago, IL, 2005 – 2014
NATHAN PR (F/K/A NATHAN & NATHAN), Vice President, Chicago, IL, 1991 – 1996
**Holds an Illinois Life & Health Insurance license and a Notary Public commission

Volunteer Work: 
Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” (present)
Junior League of Chicago
Infant Welfare Society
Deacon ministry in Presbyterian Church
various school volunteer jobs

Passions:
Current events, history, yoga and walking for exercise and my grandchildren.

How she makes a difference: I can take the burden off my client to manage their affairs so that they can devote their time to activities that bring them pleasure!