Tag: Members

Member Moment: Kay Patten

Name: Kay Patten

How can we connect with you on social media:  Facebook and Instagram.

Bio:  We moved to the North State in 1981 and were blessed to be able to raise our family in Palo Cedro. After 21 years there we moved to Redding where our two children, Kristi Davis and Michael Patten now live with their families. We continue to be very active with our family, and are happy to be a part of our grandchildren’s busy lives.


For many years I was an insurance agent at AAA, after leaving there in 2003 I became a jewelry appraiser and enjoyed working at the Goldmart. Over the years I have been a part of many community groups. Some I’ve served on are the Library Commission, the Women’s Fund Membership Committee, and am a past president of the Palo Cedro Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy working with the Reading Rotarians, and most recently I became a Women’s Fund Cabinet member. My mother taught me the importance of volunteering and supporting the community and I am happy to follow in her footsteps. It has also been wonderful to see my children continue my mother’s legacy by giving back to their community.

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Member Moment: Michael J. Lampella

Name: Michael J. Lampella

How can we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Bio: Michael Lampella has been the CEO and general manager of the local PBS station KIXE TV Channel 9 since 2012. This year, he marked 37 years at the station.

Michael J_ Lampella photo“I actually began my career in broadcasting as a Chico State intern in 1979, hired thereafter and worked in many different capacities at KIXE TV,” he said. “I truly believe that television can be used as a tool to educate as well as entertain young and old alike.”

Michael is proud of his local roots. “I am a local kid, graduated from Shasta High in 1970, received a fire science degree from Shasta College and graduated from Chico State University in 1978 with a BA (bachelor’s degree) in information and mass communication,” he said. “I have enjoyed living in Redding since 1960, married to an Enterprise grad, Mary Ellen, for 38 years and have been blessed with our son, Anthony. As a family, we love to visit the Oregon Coast.” Continue reading “Member Moment: Michael J. Lampella”