Patterson Irrigator - Staff Bios



Debbie De La Rosa works in the retail sales, production and legal advertising department, taking classifieds ads as well. She has worked for the Patterson Irrigator since 1999 and is the go-to person for the Irrigator’s Spanish-speaking customers.

Debbie has lived in Patterson most of her life, attending Patterson High School through her junior year before moving to Modesto, where she graduated in 1988 from Thomas Downey High School. She followed her family back to Patterson in 1990 and has been here ever since.

Debbie married the love of her life Augie De La Rosa in 1999, who is employed by Patterson Joint Unified School District, and has three wonderful children: Danika,, Noah, and Augie.

Her hobbies include going to the casinos, crafting, bargain and thrift-store shopping, going to the movies and hanging out with her family. She loves to go camping, travel with her family and explore new cities and towns.  


Sports writer Erick Torres has been the sports reporter for three years at the Patterson Irrigator. Torres lived in Patterson for over twenty four years. Erick is an avid sports fan and loves to spend his evenings watching San Francisco Giants ballgames. He now looks to take that passion for sports and bring it to the community, covering the town he grew up in. He is looking forward to being a sports writer covering local games and any young athletic talent. Erick is excited to have an opportunity to cover local sports, and hopes to highlight the achievements of athletes in the community. 



Marybeth Bragdon was looking around town, when she spotted the Patterson Irrigator façade. She decided she wanted to work for the Irrigator on the spot.

And so she has – since 2003. She came from a strong printing background, and was hired as an advertising and print sales rep. She became general manager in 2010. In addition to her managerial role, she coordinates advertising and print sales for the publication.

A native of Redding, Bragdon attended Enterprise High School and Shasta College in that city. She moved to Patterson from San Leandro to raise her twin daughters, Janna and Kelsie (now grown), in a safe, small-town atmosphere.

A past Rotarian, Bragdon serves on the board of the Patterson-Westley Chamber of Commerce. She loves the town of Patterson and enjoys the close-knit community.