Patricia K Bestler
- Helena MT
Since 2014, Patricia K. Bestler has worked as a confectioner for the gourmet chocolate and sweets shop Lilett Candies in Brookfield, Illinois. She prepares handcrafted candy ranging from English toffee to truffles, assembles decorative product packaging, and ensures a sterile work environment. Also active in the local community, Patricia K. Bestler belongs to Friends of the Brookfield Public Library and volunteers several days each week to assist the library staff.
Before residing in Brookfield, Ms. Bestler served as a suite supervisor for the Marriott Residence Inn in Helena, Montana. She set daily and weekly cleaning schedules, managed supply and uniform inventory, and oversaw the performance of 18 housekeeping employees responsible for maintaining the hotel’s 91 rooms. During her tenure, the hotel rated in the top 10 percent of Marriott establishments for cleanliness and visitor satisfaction.
Patricia K. Bestler has also worked as crew chief of a female construction team that built log cabins in the Montana mountains. While serving with Montana State Forestry, she led a three-member unit in charge of battling active wildfires and reducing fire hazards by thinning, scaling, and peeling trees.