Pam was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in the Bay Area. She attended community college in Saratoga and Santa Rosa, and has lived in Northern California since 1993. For the past 28 years, Pam has published North State Parent magazine, which she founded with her former husband, to serve families in five Northern California counties. Pam joined the Foundation Board in 2022, and is the first Siskiyou County resident to serve on it. Pam lives in Mt. Shasta, and enjoys spending time with her partner, John, and her adult sons. During her free time she loves to travel abroad, hike, swim, and picnic in the great outdoors.