Photo by Marion Vendituoli

The PRT Board of Directors and staff are pleased to introduce our newest board member, Mollie Wright. Wright brings to the PRT her deep connection to this area, her business acumen, and her commitment to her community. 

Wright, the daughter of Joker and Helen Mendoza, was born in Patagonia. She moved from the area after marrying Terry Wright, her husband of 51 years, but was always drawn back to her hometown. “Wherever I lived, I always had my sights on Patagonia,” she said. In 1977 she returned and accepted a job as business manager for the Patagonia Elementary School, a position she held for 20 years.

She then went to work for the Vail School system, finally retiring after 15 years to move back to Patagonia in 2014. 

Wright has been an active volunteer and, more recently, a caregiver for family members. She looks forward to the future. “It’s not too late to look for opportunities for adventure,” she said. 

She joined the PRT Board because “I wanted to get involved in something in town,” she said. “I love the paper and I want to see it continue to flourish. I want to do everything I can to support it.”