Incoming Program Director

Tricia comes to FBRA with over fifteen years of experience in education, leadership development, curriculum design, and outdoor recreation. Since completing her Master’s degree in Kinesiology: Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire, 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.