Tricia attended Santa Clara University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Combined Science in 1991 before receiving her Graduate Certificate in Accounting from Suffolk University in Boston in 1993.
After school, Tricia began her career working on internal accounting for a Bay Area CPA firm while pursuing the accounting classes necessary to complete the CPA exam. The firm offered Tricia a staff accountant position in September 1993, which she held for a year and a half before the firm was acquired by Ernst & Young – one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. At E&Y, Tricia first met Patrick Carlin and Candeance Nukala.
Tricia is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Professional Accountants.