Thursday, April 2, 2009

The People of Richmond & Fishburne: Pat Durrer

Pat Durrer has been working at Richmond and Fishburne since 1980. She is our bookkeeper and receptionist, and she helps out with our real estate team.

Pat's Charlottesville roots run deep. She was born at Martha Jefferson Hospital and graduated from Lane High School. Prior to joining Richmond and Fishburne she was a bookkeeper at McGuire Woods.

One of Pat's true loves is a good book. When asked to list her "all-time favorites," she struggles because -- she says -- there are so many classics! When pressed, she did manage to come up with the following list of recommendations:
  • Redeeming Love (by Francine Rivers)
  • Gone with the Wind (by Margaret Mitchell)
  • The Flame and the Flower (by Kathleen Woodiwess)
  • The Notebook (by Nicholas Sparks)
  • The Stranger Beside Me (by Ann Rule)

Pat is a diehard fan of Elvis Presley; when you stop in for an appointment, ask nicely and she may even agree to show you her virtual museum of Elvis paraphernalia in the back of the office! Her musical interests are varied -- she also loves Alan Jackson and just finished attending a series of musicals at John Paul Jones arena.

Pat is the proud mother of two sons and one beautiful granddaughter (who, if she takes after her grandma, must be the best-dressed young lady in central Virginia!).

It's a warm start to a day at the office to see Pat's smiling face at the front desk on the way in.