Patty Patterson is a true entrepreneur. She received her B.S. Degree in Business Management from Jackson State University in 1986. After graduating Patty worked for Jackson Public Schools and the United States Postal service. She’s the owner of Repurposed Projects, LLC. In addition she works for the Hinds County Sheriff s Department in Community Service and manages a Diabetic Foot Care business. Patty is the proud single mother of one son (Aundreus). She is a community volunteer, serving on several boards including the Jackson Zoo and Voice of Calvary Ministries. She is an active member of ZAPP (Zoo Area of Progressive Partnership), Women for Progress, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, 1 Million Cups, and President of The Polish Foundation, a non-profit for serving the Homeless. In 2014, Patterson received The West Jackson Investment Award for Repurposed Projects and the Global Entrepreneur Award from the Kauffman Foundation.. She is a member Miracle Temple Church of Deliverance. She ran for a political office in the City of Jackson in 2013, and in 2015 for Mississippi State House of Representatives.
Patty Patterson is an active community volunteer that is passionate about making Jackson a progressive and beautiful place to live, work, and, play. In a Jackson warehouse, Patty designs and builds pallet furniture. Drawing inspiration from her stepfather who sold used pallets to make extra income – three decades later Patty started Repurposed Projects.
Repurposed Projects upcycles discarded wooden pallets into uniquely crafted furniture such as beds, shelves, and wine racks. Patterson is dedicated to empowering youth by teaching them her skills, and encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit within her community. Patty uses Repurposed Projects as a way to give back. Recently she built lemonade stands in celebration of National Lemonade Day and builds Free Little Libraries (outdoor reading stations) for communities and neighborhoods from Mississippi to Louisiana. Her longterm plans for Repurposed Projects is to spread the concept of upcycling across the state by showing her ideas and designs at flea markets and art festivals. She uses her craft to help the community and teach youth. Patty hopes to see Repurposed Projects make headlines across the nation with the message “Keep America Beautiful.”