Team Work Makes The Dream Work

I am excited to announce that Patty Vera has joined The Material Collective in the much needed role of Administrative Assistant.  Patty will be involved with sample ordering, quote and order follow up, and maintaining a healthy calendar of appointments for me.  She can be reached by email at

Join me in welcoming, Patty!

Patty Vera

Patty Vera

My name is Patty Vera.  Originally born and raised in California, I became an Arizona resident to attend Collins College in Tempe, AZ, where I received my Bachelors of Art, Interior Design. AutoCAD was my favorite subject and will continue pursuing it. While in College I went on to become the ASID North Student Rep to the Board.

Prior to working with Mary at The Material Collective, I’ve held many positions in the ever so respected retail business as associate, shift supervisor, visual manager, and store manager. I spent 5 years as a Showroom Manager at Corporate Interior systems. 

Regardless of everything I’ve done, my heart belongs at home. I’m fortunate to stay home and help Mary as her Administrative Assistant. This gives me time to be a mommy to my almost 9 month old baby boy and chef to my husband. When I need a break you can find me running, hiking, camping, practicing Muay Thai or planning my next Tough Mudder.