Pam attended Revelle College, UCSD. She enjoyed a sales career before raising three children and becoming a committed community volunteer. She and her late husband are founders of Green Flash Brewery. She has been a Girl Scout Leader, president of ZLAC Rowing Club, and Patrons of the Prado. Her commitments have included the San Diego Opera, Junior League of San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, and the Timken Museum of Art where she is an active docent and Board member.