Trish is the owner of StorySpring Consulting and Director of Community Engagement at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. A social worker to the core, she advances social change by connecting leaders to resources, opportunities and each other. At the University of Denver, she leads community engagement initiatives and creates gatherings that advance social justice. As a consultant with StorySpring, she provides strategy, facilitation and coaching to nonprofits, social changemakers, and intentional communities. She is a Tedx speaker and a passionate advocate for housing solutions that address both the crisis of affordability and loneliness. Fueled by her own suburban loneliness and a desire for community, Trish was a founding member of Aria Cohousing in Denver, CO and Chase St Commons, a micro-village built upon the principles of cohousing. She believes that we are most alive when we are connected, and that intergenerational communal living offers an alternative to our increasingly isolated world.