Writer & Personal Assistant to Mimi
Patricia Nugent is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (go Gamecocks!) and is pleased to be putting that journalism degree to work at Mimi Vanderhaven.Born in Detroit, she has lived all over the Midwest and the South and couldn’t be happier to stay put here in Cleveland. Her career began as an entertainment reporter and columnist for one of Ohio’s largest newspapers. Then Patricia enjoyed her position as Style Editor at American Salon Magazine and more recently Organic Spa Magazine.
In 1991, along with fellow Mimi scribe Laura Briedis, she founded a public relations firm to promote local businesses. A locavore in all things, she is a passionate advocate for “mom and pop” shops and ops.
If it’s not snowing, sleeting or hailing—she can be found on the golf course with her hubby, two young sons and a daughter. Thanks to her overly theatrical kindergartener, she knows every line, song and dance from the ABBA-inspired movie “Mama Mia!” which she has viewed thousands and thousands of times.