Patricia Brown was born in Vermont in 1971. She runs Patty's Diner on Cougar Mountain, about 20 miles east of Seattle and 7 miles west of Caleb's house in Tiger Mountain. She also owns a vacation cabin on Cougar Mountain that she rents out. Her older cousin is Neville. She has four nieces (her sister Katrina's children).
Patricia and her father Bill Brown built the diner in 1994. She has been running the place alone since Bill died in 2003. She first met the Fairn family (Harry and his sons) that same year when they ate at the diner after moving from Montana. Harry tried to pay with an expired coupon, which she accepted. She has always felt an affection for the boys, and even fancied Harry at one time.
She meets Wynter in January 2013 when her brothers bring her to Patty's Diner. She meets Joy in March, on Wynter's birthday. The family members still frequently eat there and appreciate her warm nature and wise advice.