Skyler joins Patino Associates after six years in state government affairs and 15 years in the food and beverage industry. Most recently, she served as Chief of Staff for Maryland Delegate Lily Qi (D). While working for several elected officials in Maryland, Skyler helped secure millions of tax dollars for local projects, spearheaded successful legislation – from small business initiatives to civil rights issues to environmental reform, and helped connect residents with various agencies to resolve issues, big and small.
Skyler’s time in the service industry was a foundational experience that spurred her passion to deliver prompt and personalized customer service. She looks back fondly on her years managing a quaint French bistro, Grapes Wine Bar, selecting the wine pairings and developing relationships with established guests. Further, she looks forward to completing her sommelier training, which is considered more than just a personal hobby at Patino Associates.
Skyler attended Tulane University in New Orleans, LA where she studied Marketing and now resides in Annapolis, MD.