Tricia is a licensed social worker having completed her undergraduate degree in social work and sociology at Gordon College in Massachusetts and her master’s degree in social work at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Tricia has been working in child welfare since graduating from college and began her work in the field of adoption in 1992. She has worked in foster care, domestic and international adoptions and pregnancy counseling while engaging churches and the community to support vulnerable children. She joined the Lifeline staff in June of 2021 and is grateful to be a part of an organization that seeks to share the Gospel of Jesus with a lost and hurting world. Tricia’s husband Roy is a church administrator and they have two adult children, Ellie and Katie. She has also been trained as a TBRI® (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner through the Karen Purvis Institute for Child Development at Texas Christian University.