Trish completed midwifery education – with highest honors – from the International School of Traditional Midwifery. She worked in the US and abroad to exceed requirements for clinical experience and earned the Certified Professional Midwife credential.
As Education Director of Midwives on Missions of Service (a nonprofit agency which empowers birth attendants in Sierra Leone to provide maternity care and act as change agents), she developed the curricula and co-trained 500 students. She also taught midwives in Uganda and in the Philippine Islands. Trish revised MOMS’ distance learning midwifery program and administered it for three years.
The Episcopal Church ordained Trish in 1995, and she has worked with people struggling with domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and hunger. She has been on three non-profit Boards.
Trish lives in Gualala, CA with her spouse and dogs. The family includes five grown children and step-children, and eight grandchildren.