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Hi I'm Tricia

I am a wife, a passionate cook, a former state legislator, a recovering alcoholic, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work full time at a local charter school. After serving as a state legislature, it is very rewarding to work with children in an arena that is shaping lives in a very positive way. I organize construction, landscaping, and technology projects as well as oversee and approve the purchases for all four of our campuses. I am so blessed to be the wife of an amazing husband who believes in me, even when I don't believe in myself. As a recovering alcoholic, I am actually a bit of a handful and am so thankful that he has stuck by me through thick and thin. One of my favorite past-times is cooking, which is a skill that I learned while working at some of the top restaurants in New York and Chicago. All of the chopping, slicing, and dicing...this helps me decompress and relax when I have had a stressful day. Even though there are only two in my household (as I was not blessed with kids) I love cooking bunches of batches and freezing portions so that after a hectic day at work (which there are far too many) I can just pull something out of the freezer and have a good meal. :)

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, it's been about three years and I never started out wanting to join the church. As a state legislator, I worked with many of the faith. I was drawn to them as they were living their faith. They treated me fairly, actually differently...with respect. They never pressured me to vote a certain way; they taught me the questions to ask so that I could make my own decision. They helped me develop the tools to make up my own mind! Seriously, I have been searching for something all of my life. I have attended many churches; I always just felt like there was something more. Now I have some of the missing pieces I was always searching for.

How I live my faith

Since I battle with depression, service helps me get "outside" myself. After joining the church, I had the opportunity to organize service projects and humanitarian efforts for my local community. What impact it has had! We have planted gardens and painted houses for those in need. I have helped feed the children at a local children's home several times over and have overseen blood drives where we have an average of 200+ donors. What a wonderful thing: to help, to be needed, and to save lives!

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are people like you and me. They are people who struggle to pay bills, keep a job, and not make so many gosh-darn mistakes. They are people who get up and try to be just a touch better than they were yesterday. They believe and worship God. They believe and worship Jesus. Show more Show less