Chan, Tricia
Program Director
FBRA Girls

Education: B.A. from Gordon College (Communication Arts/Journalism, Minors in Outdoor Education & Spanish), M.S. from the University of New Hampshire (Kinesiology & Outdoor Education).

Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Outdoor Emergency Care from the National Ski Patrol, ACA Level IV Whitewater Canoe (Tandem & solo), ACA Level IV Whitewater Kayak, National Ski Patrol Active patroller, CWA Climbing Wall Lead Instructor, Licensed CO & WV Raft Guide, AIARE Level 1 Avalanche, ACA Swiftwater Rescue.

Other Distinctions & Specialties: Tricia has worked at over 10 different educational and programming organizations, including 6 institutions of higher education in faculty, administration, programming, and recruitment positions. These positions included the development and instruction of courses, oversight of large-scale programs, curriculum development, project management, and staff trainings. She currently consults on outdoor risk management committees and has presented at many conferences in the educational and outdoor industries.

More About Tricia: Tricia comes to FBRA with over fifteen years of experience in education, leadership development, curriculum design, and outdoor recreation. Tricia has worked professionally at a variety of organizations integrating non-traditional instruction with student development and transformational field experiences. Her background includes managing outdoor education at universities such as Colorado College and West Virginia University, serving as faculty for college-level leadership and education courses, instructing multi-day backcountry expeditions, guiding whitewater/climbing programs, ski patrolling, and teaching Spanish at a ski & snowboard academy in northern Maine.

Tricia is passionate about providing valuable experiences for students to assist in forming their ideas for the future and their role in a greater society. She believes in the power of collaborative learning within a community of motivated peer learners, and enriched by skilled instructors. Whether it’s in a classroom or outside of it, she gets excited about partnering with the incredible FBRA teachers to develop healthy, happy, curious, caring students!

You can usually find Tricia somewhere on a river or trail- often with a paddle in her hands, sometimes with a paintbrush. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her community and challenging herself with trying new things.