Pat Detmer began her career as a customer service representative at Herff Jones where she later became the first woman in that national corporation to manage production employees. She sold fine paper for over twenty years for Zellerbach and West Coast Paper, and was Sales and Marketing Manager for the latter, traveling to outlying company divisions to work with sales reps and to manage events.


In 2003, she and her husband Fred Canada created The Quincy Group, and in that capacity Pat has provided sales and marketing advice for multiple firms in the Seattle area.


Her specialties are sales consulting and coaching, marketing consulting, event-planning, and copywriting.


Pat received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Quincy University in Illinois and was a Toastmaster, winning regional speech contests as the only competing female. You can read more about her speaking and writing career at


You can e-mail Pat at Her mobile phone is 206-295-6025.