Founder and Director of School
Tricia grew up in Salem, Oregon, graduated from Sprague High School, and then attended Pacific Lutheran University. She holds both a Master's Degree in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Oregon State University. Tricia taught for several years for the Beaverton School District (English, literacy specialist, and case manager for at-risk youth). When her son was diagnosed with Autism in 2002, Tricia's life forever changed, and she became focused on making a difference in the world of special education.
Along with Thea Schreiber, Tricia opened Victory Academy in September 2009 and serves as Director of School. She leads Victory in the areas of school programs, staffing, parent and community communication, development, grant writing, and admissions. Her eldest son is the inspiration for Victory.
Tricia lives in Tualatin, Oregon with her husband, Bill, and their three sons. In her spare time, Tricia loves playing competitive board games, watching the Blazers (Rip City!), baking, taking road trips, and traveling to warm destinations. At the end of the day, though, she is happiest when she is at home or at Victory.