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Patti brings a rich background of 17 years working with children as well as extensive presenting experience with adults.

She works in many different venues, including museums, festivals, bookstores, libraries, religious groups, scouting groups, senior centers, as well as other school and social service settings. Patti also is a favorite at birthday and holiday parties and as a keynote speaker at conferences and special events.

She developed her storytelling and dramatic art skills beginning as a drama student in high school and have been involved in many theatre productions throughout the years. Her BA in History taught her the magic of making history come alive which she continues in her storytelling, including her living history characterization of Louisa May Alcott her True Tales of California program. Her drama work continues as a founding member of The Patchwork Players.

Her Masters of Theology and Masters of Social Work degrees make her uniquely qualified for work in different settings using story to speak to important spiritual and value issues. She is a Fullbright Scholar, having traveled with artists and teachers in Veracruz, Mexico studying Mexican art and culture.

Patti is a Drama Consultant and Literacy Specialist for the Escondido Public Library. She has worked as an Artist in Residence for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, including doing regular storytelling performances in their Museum Art Gallery. She also served as an Arts Coach for the SUAVE program bringing arts to the schools, and as an Artist in Residence for All the Arts for All the Kids.

She is a popular workshop leader and creative drama teacher leading workshops in a wide range of storytelling areas. Patti is a member of the National Storytelling Network, Healing Stories Alliance, Storytellers of San Diego, and the South Coast Storytellers Guild.

Patti Christensen has to be one of the most energetic, fun storytellers I have had the pleasure to listen to! Patti immerses herself in the story, providing an experience for all her listeners, young and old alike.
Linda King Pruitt, Storyteller
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