Ashley Patterson is a Medi-Cal Planning Legal Assistant for Elder Law Services of California and spends the majority of her time processing Medi-Cal redeterminations and recoveries. Ashley helps our clients by making sure they stay enrolled in Medi-Cal during the yearly redetermination process and helps families with any recovery issues that arise after the passing of the Medi-Cal recipient.
Ashley grew up in the Inglewood, California, but spent much of her grade school years attending private schools in the West Los Angeles area. Ashley is a performer at heart and enjoys spending time in her musical passions—singing and playing the piano—a pursuit she fell in love with during her time spent at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (Opera focus).
Ashley graduated from Concord High School in Santa Monica, then spent a year abroad attending the American University of Paris, and is now enrolled at the California State Dominguez Hills (English Major). Ashley is one of our most interesting and well-rounded employees and if you are ever in our office, stop by and say hello (try doing so in French, as she still speaks the language).
Learn More About Ashley Patterson
What was your first job? At the age of 15, I worked as a juice bar cashier at Pure Energy Café in the Spectrum Clubs for two years.
What was the last book you read? The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Do you prefer cats or dogs? Neither
What is your favorite food? Fresh black figs
Favorite sports teams? None
Special talent? Singing and piano
What was the last movie you watched? Atonement
Coffee or tea? COFFEE
Cake or pie? BOTH
What’s the one meal you can cook to perfection? Nothing
Favorite superhero or historical figure? Not a superhero or historical figure but Lara Croft from the video game Tomb Raider
What are you watching on Netflix? House of Cards, Wentworth, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, The Office
Something people might not know about you? I speak French. (Not fluent any longer, but still conversational)
Who is the most influential person in your life? My grandfather who passed away in August was the most influential person in life. My son is also influential because my decisions are always based around him.
What are you most proud of? My 2-year-old son, Elijah.