Symbria Patterson has a wide array of experience, from working in the California entertainment industry to owning her own restaurant/catering business in Utah/California. Introduced to Thomas Jefferson Education in the early 1990’s, she became a very influential community-education leader and ultimately hosted nearly 20 Face to Face with Greatness Seminars in Southern California. Working as a consultant to non-profit organizations, she directed the events at GWU and ultimately leaving as the Director of Major Gifts. While there she also developed the Student Ambassador Program and chaired of the enormously successful GWU Annual Gala from 2004 to 2009. She recently created Red Acre Farm – CSA with her husband Lynn and their daughter Sara at their home in Cedar City, Utah. She is the mother of four children and 4 grandchildren.