As the mother of a PSD student, I want to help ensure the teachers and school staff have the resources they need and the policies in place to provide excellent educational opportunities in the manner that is equitable and values and respects each and every student.
With your vote, I can help ensure we are keeping our children at the forefront of all decisions and providing them with the best education possible.
Trish was born and raised in Longview, Washington. Trish graduated from University of Washington in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in German Area Studies where she also worked toward a Master of Public Administration.
Following graduation, Trish started her career in grants management as a Grants Coordinator for Community Health Centers of King County (now HealthPoint), from 1997 –2006. In 2007, Trish became a grants manager for Children’s Home Society of Washington, where she really solidified her passion and love for working on behalf of children. She continued her work as a grant coordinator and manager, working for Multi-Service Center in 2009 and later for Pierce County, Human Services– where she currently serves as a grant coordinator responsible for grant research, monitoring, and documenting grant opportunities and applications. Trish has nearly 25 years working with health and/or human services organizations to bring needed services for low-income and historically marginalized families and individuals.
Trish has received certifications in Results Oriented Management and Administration and the Pierce County Bronze and Silver Leadership certifications. Her commitment to advocacy, education, results, and most importantly her commitment to the betterment and well-being of children is what drives her to run for Puyallup School Board.
Trish currently lives in Waller with Michael and their son Asher and serves on the 25th Legislative District Democrats Executive Board and volunteers with the Waller Road Parent Teacher organization.