Patty Belknap Aaberg
Sweet Grass Music
A fourth generation native of California’s San Joaquin Valley, Patty spent her early years practicing the violin, roaming the peach, plum and orange orchards and hanging around her Dad’s water well drilling machine shop. After attending Foothill College, George Mason and American University, Patty sold cheesecakes to Washington DC restaurants under the banner of P’sCakes, she then headed back to California and landed a job in the marketing department with Windham Hill Records in Palo Alto.
From 1984-1991 the Windham Hill direct mail, corporate sales, bookstore and gift market sales flourished. Later, this department was phased out in the merger with RCA Records/BMG. Founding WellWater Event Management in Oakland, California, Patty organized conferences and tradeshows for DVD Forum, Microsoft, Intel, Packard Bell, California Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, several high tech and biotechnology consortiums. While keeping up the hectic lifestyle of the event business, she tried to help Philip with his musical career. After ten years in the events business, she now dedicates herself full time to the management of a prolific composer and performer with all that entails.
Patty, Philip, and their young son Jake now reside in Philip’s hometown of Chester, Montana.