Donna Patten was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and raised in Logandale, Nevada. In high school, she enjoyed participating in choir, band, cheerleading, and dance. Mrs. Patten graduated from BYU with an associate degree in Library Technology. She married Dennis Patten in 1974. They have two boys and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Patten started playing the piano at six years old. She has been a choir director for twenty years as well. She enjoys family history, reading, and BYU sports. She loves American Heritage School and her association with the students and faculty.