Pattee first found the hot meal at Chapel of the Hills when she was "living out" and hungry. The compassion of the volunteers touched her deeply. So deeply, that she began helping out, slowly moving into leadership, and has been guiding that program for the past eight years. Out of her own experiences being homeless, Pattee has made it her mission to help lift up the people in need here in the local area and also leads the Sunland Food Pantry. Pattee dreamed of, and founded, Making It Happen in 2013, and serves as the heart, soul, and guiding force of this organization.