A social worker to the core, Trish brings over a decade of experience working in nonprofit and higher education with a focus on community engagement, strategic partnerships and event design. For the past 7 years, she has served as the Director of Community Engagement at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), leading community engagement initiatives and creating gatherings that advance social justice. Her consulting group, Storyspring Consulting, provides strategy, facilitation and coaching to nonprofits, social changemakers, and intentional communities.
Trish is a founding member of Aria Cohousing and Chase Street Commons, a micro-village built upon the principles of cohousing. She is a Tedx speaker and a passionate advocate for housing solutions that address our collective crises of loneliness, environmental degradation and housing inaccessibility. Above all, she believes that humans need one another for meaning and survival, and that collective housing is poised to be among the signature movements of our time.