Tricia grew up in the nearby community of Agra and still attends church there. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1994. She and her husband, Ted, have been married for 26 years and have two grown daughters. For the past 25 years, they’ve owned and operated a successful dirt contracting business focused primarily on conservation work. Making their home just outside Stillwater in the Morrison area, they enjoy their connection to OSU and the Stillwater community.
With a natural passion for conservation work and serving the community, Tricia spent 12 years in an administrative capacity with the Lincoln County Conservation District. During her time there, she contributed to several of the Conservation District’s accomplishments, including a series of wetland field days and hands-on learning opportunities for numerous local fifth graders and educators. Tricia also served in multiple capacities with the OSU Foundation during their Branding Success campaign. She is proud of her involvement and the contributions she made to advance success for her alma mater. Serving and helping others in various communities through nonprofit organizations has been a common thread throughout Tricia’s career.
In addition to following and attending OSU sporting events, Tricia is also an avid Jeep aficionado. She loves the “go anywhere, do anything” adventuresome spirit that Jeeping embodies. She and her husband regularly make trips to southwest Colorado where they enjoy not only the breathtaking scenery but also the challenging off-road trails and high-mountain passes in the area.
Tricia joined the Chamber as the Director of Operations in March and looks forward to making more connections and helping businesses in Stillwater thrive.