Trisha grew up in beautiful Bend, Oregon where she spent most of her time snowboarding and rowing boats for her family’s fly fishing/whitewater rafting guide service. During her undergraduate years at Oregon State University, Trisha worked with young children on the autism spectrum. Something about this unique and special work created a lifelong passion for working with children in the education field. Trisha then moved to the Portland area where she went back to school to earn a Master’s Degree in Teaching from George Fox University.
Being an avid snowboarder, Trisha made the move to Colorado 14 years ago and continued her teaching career with Cherry Creek Schools. She is married to her husband of 12 years and has two daughters.
From the first time she stepped foot into Hillside as a substitute 2 years ago, she knew she wanted to be a part of its incredible community. The relationships she observed firsthand between teachers and students, and students with their peers was something she had not seen in all of her years in education. It was also the first time she felt her fundamental beliefs as an educator were aligned with real practice.
When she’s not volunteering at various local non-profits, Trisha loves spending time running, reading, paddle boarding, snowboarding and spending time outdoors with her family.